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People’s Friendship Arch

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Address: Khreshchatyj Park near European Square, Kiev, Ukraine
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A view to see

Although the place itself isn't exactly charming the view that you'll get from the spot on a sunny day is worth the visit. Easy to get to, at the time of my visit not many people... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Konstanty D
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Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the place itself isn't exactly charming the view that you'll get from the spot on a sunny day is worth the visit. Easy to get to, at the time of my visit not many people around. Not much to do either, apart the view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is a little bit of a walk from Khreshchatyk street but worth it. few other things to see on the way to it, also when you will get there you will have nice small extreme experience - zipline that will get you to the near island.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Massive statue close to maidan where you can have a nice panorama of Kiev. Especially enjoyable during a sunny afternoon.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Located in a park area on the Right bank of the Dnieper in the city center. From the Arch can make extreme trip - flying over the Dnipro

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

The arch is very symbolic and the statues in the vicinity add to the character. It is a short walk from Maidan Square with lovely views of Kiev and the Dnipro riverbank. There are some fairground attractions, stalls selling food and drinks and a zipline during certain times of the year. A relaxing place to check out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The arch is visible from many angles. Sometimes it is peeking over trees, but once you are there the size is impressive. I enjoyed the park around it and also watching the zipline to the river below.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

We saw it during a walking tour. It is huge, like everything Soviet, and it is also accompanied by some statues, which now have some pro-Ukrainian slogans written on them. There's a lot going on - rides for kids and for adults, a stage for spectacles,tourists... I've heard they want to take it down,so good I got to see it.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Pretty non descript. Good view of the river and city beyond. Most people seem to visit for the zip line attraction and various fairground type rides. Not essential visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Impressive object nearby the center of Kiev. They can give it some more attention, there is nothing really at the center of the Arch, but it's definitely worth a visit. There is an amazing view of Kiev from the square of the Arch. During our stay there was a small fair.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Following the recent Russian land-grab of Crimea and their ongoing support of the separatist war, I find it hard to believe that this monument is still standing! The citizens of Kyiv tore-down the city's statue of Lenin so, by all standards, this one should go next!!! Awesome in size, for me, it has outlived its purpose. Food and srink available... More 

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