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A grand venue for international conferences

This massive building is capable of hosting massive scale conferences and meetings. There is a... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Chamath F
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Unusual mix of architecture

While the centerpiece of Independence Square is clearly the classical columns, statues and huge... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Bel Air, Maryland
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prospekt Tayelsizdik, Astana, Kazakhstan
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

This massive building is capable of hosting massive scale conferences and meetings. There is a number of meeting rooms well equipped with ultra-modern technologies. The catering service is very efficient and hospitable.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chamath F
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

While the centerpiece of Independence Square is clearly the classical columns, statues and huge pillar with the golden eagle, the surrounding buildings offer a dazzling mix of modern styles. Being at a conference for 3 days in the Congress hall meant being able to see...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

The independence monument is a huge white column, which is topped by the Golden Man (seen in the nearby history museum), who stands on a snow leopard. At the base of the monument, are a few reliefs related to local culture. Behind the monument, is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 24 August 2018

A lot of superb photo opportunities in this square surrounded by a mosque, museums, palaces and monuments.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank harriontheroad
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Vast open area ..better to visit in evening so that not to get burnt out in sun during summer.got lot of sit outside to relax.good place to sit and relax with family after visit to hazard mosque.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank travelocki
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This has to be one of the largest square I've ever been to. The center monument is impressive. It is so big that it actually took us 10 minutes just to reach the crosslane of the 12 lanes boulevard in order to reach the Palace...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Razvan_RGR
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The exact use of this building is not clear, but it has a remarkable architecture. Smooth escalators bring you to a quite large painting exhibition. The works are modern, and very locally inspired. I found several of them really stunning. Photography seems to be allowed....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank nicolasj
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is a fantastic square!! So many amazing buildings in one place. You will come home with 30 (almost identical) pictures of this place.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank JLC-1972
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I only wish more people would be seen here. Grossly under populated city. Windy place as it is exposed. No plaques in english to inform tourists,.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank scotdoc2015
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The Palace of Independence is a building just opposite the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. Opened in 2008, it was the idea of the President and its modern style is another example of the contemporary and sometimes futuristic aesthetic of architecture in Astana. It has...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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