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Київо-Печерська Лавра


Kyiv is a bustling capital of independent Ukraine, its administrative, economic, scientific, cultural and educational centre. This scenic city with population of over 3 million people is located on the shores of the Dnieper River.
Kyiv is a city of invaluable historical and cultural monuments, a city of great events and outstanding people. Everyone will find there something especially interesting for himself.

The art and architecture of Kyiv are considered world treasures. Many famous artists, poets and writers estimated the unique beauty of this city. The most renowned landmarks include: Cathedral of St. Sophia with outstanding mosaics and frescoes dating back to the 11th century; Kyiv Perchersk Lavra featuring several monasteries and cathedrals; Golden Gate of Kyiv, which date back to 1037; Ukrainian Baroque Church of St. Andrew; the magnificent 19th-century Cathedral of St. Volodymyr; and many other attractions. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe. In the historical centre of Kyiv you can feel the spirit of the past everywhere.

Kyiv is distinguished for its rich cultural life. Theatre lovers will find many theatres offering various theatrical programs. Most performances are held in Ukrainian or Russian. The Kyiv National Opera House presents very good opera as well as a broad repertoire of ballets. A lot of various exhibitions are carried out in the city's numerous museums and art galleries.Софія Київська

 Kyiv hosts many universities, the major ones being Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, the National Technical University "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", and the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Of these, the Mohyla Academy is the oldest outright, having been founded as a theological school in 1632, however the Shevchenko University, which was founded in 1834, is the oldest in continuous operation. The total number of institutions of higher education in Kyiv currently approaches 200, allowing young people to pursue almost any line of study. While education traditionally remains largely in the hands of the state there are several accredited private institutions in the city.

Being the largest city of Ukraine, Kyiv is a leading industrial and commercial centre of the country. There are a lot of new office centres, banks, trade exhibition centres and other commercial enterprises appearing in the city nowadays.

Take a walk through the ancient streets of this scenic city, feel its unique beauty and the spirit of its past. For sure you stay in Kyiv will become one of your most memorable experiences.

Major attractions: St. Sophia's Cathedral, St. Michael`s Golden-Domed Monastery, Kyiv Perchersk Lavra, Golden Gate, St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, Andriyivskyy Descent.


St. Sophia's Cathedral, St. Michael`s Golden-Domed Monastery, Kyiv Perchersk Lavra, Golden Gate, St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, St. Andrew's Church, Andriyivskyy Descent, Monument of Independence, European Square, Parliamentary Library, Art Museum, the Parliament, the Mariyinsky Palace, Askold's grave, Paton bridge, a monument to the founders of the city, Choral Synagogue, Shevchenko monument, Khreshchatyk, Bessarabian market, Opera, Museum of Kyiv, Sofievska Square.

Monday, 3 September,13:30-16:30, Price: For participants of the XI Parnas conference special price 5 euros.

Please note the number of participants is limited.

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