01 Dec

New Years Eve Party

On the 31st of December Hostel Kiev Backpackers will celebrate it’s annual New Years Eve Party 2015 from 20:00 with a free dinner for all of our guests.

New Years Eve Party in Kiev

New Years Eve Party in Kiev

Each of our guests is invited for free to a typical Ukrainian dinner with free Champagne.

After our dinner we all will go to Maidan in the very centre of Kiev for to celebrate the beginning of the new year together with the citizens of Kiev.

We will finish our night with a free pub crawl to the hottest bars and clubs in downtown Kiev.

If you would like to join us, you are welcome to make your booking now, and we will make sure that your New Years Eve Party 2015 will be unforgettable.

12 Oct

Kiev Pechersk Lavra

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra (Ukrainian: Києво-Печерська лавра, Kyievo-Pechers’ka lavra, Russian: Киeво-Печерская лавра, Kievo-Pecherskaya lavra), also known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves, is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery which gave its name to one of the city districts where it is located in Kiev.

Kiev Pechersk Lavra

Kiev Pechersk Lavra [© Alexxx1979, CC-BY-SA-4.0]

Since its foundation as the cave monastery in 1051 the Lavra has been a preeminent center of Eastern Orthodox Christianity in Eastern Europe. Together with the Saint Sophia Cathedral, it is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery complex is considered a separate national historic-cultural preserve (sanctuary), the national status to which was granted on 13 March 1996. The Lavra is not only located in another part of the city, but is part of a different national sanctuary than Saint Sophia Cathedral. While being a cultural attraction, the monastery is currently active. It was named one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine on 21 August 2007, based on voting by experts and the internet community.

Currently, the jurisdiction over the site is divided between the state museum, National Kiev-Pechersk Historic-Cultural Preserve, and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchy) as the site of the chief monastery of that Church and the residence of its leader, Metropolitan Onuphrius… more on Wikipedia.

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