вторник, 29 ноября 2016 г.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2017

The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It will take place in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, following Ukraine's victory at the 2016 contest in Stockholm with the song "1944", performed by Jamala. The live shows will take place on Tuesday 9th May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 11th May (Second Semi-Final), with the Grand Final on Saturday 13th May.

Two Ukrainian cities were in the run for hosting the contest: The capital Kyiv and Odessa, but after a long process Kyiv won the race and will be hosting Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

Kyiv (or Kiev) is the capital of Ukraine and also the largest city. Kyiv, located in the north-central part of Ukraine on the Dnieper River, is a modern city with everything visiting fans will need. From hotels, hostels like ZigZag Hostel Kiev and easy transport links to beautiful architecture, green spaces, nightlife and a rich history, the city has shown itself to be a worthy host.

Kyiv hosted the 50th Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 as a result of Ruslana's "Wild Dances" victory in 2004. Kyiv also hosted Junior Eurovision in 2009 and 2013.The city plans to host the 2017 contest at the International Exhibition Centre, the largest venue of its kind in Ukraine with capacity for 11,000 spectators.

Tickets for Eurovision Song Contest 2017 go on sale in November or December 2016. As soon as tickets go on sale our hostel is waiting for your bookings. ZigZag hostel in Kyiv is very easy to book. To do this, contact us by e-mail, Skype or phone. We are waiting for you to have fun together.

вторник, 8 ноября 2016 г.

How well do you know Kiev?

How well do you know city, the capital of your country? We chose the most interesting facts about your favorite Kiev. Some you've heard, but about some learn the first time.

#ZigZag  Hostel invites you to check how well you know Kiev. For example, did you know that:

The longest street: Brovarsky Prospect, the length of about 14 km.

The oldest street of Kiev - Volodymirska Street, it was more than a thousand years.

The narrowest street - St George's Lane, where the width of the roadway only 5.4 meters.

The shortest and also the widest main street in the capital cities of Europe - Khreshchatyk, a length of only 1300 meters and a width of as much as 75 meters

The deepest metro station in Kiev: "Arsenalna", a depth of about 105 m, one of the deepest in the world.

The most beautiful station of the Kiev Metro, "Golden Gate", one of the ten most beautiful metro stations in the world.

The tallest building in Kiev: TV Tower, a historic district Sirec, built in 1973, its height is 380 m.

The most popular souvenir from Kiev: Kiev cake, it is produced from 1956

The biggest educational institution: the National Technical University of Ukraine "National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"; about 42 thousand students; the general staff - more than 50 thousand people.

The oldest monument in Kiev Monument Magdeburg law (a variant - a column of Magdeburg law, and there is an inaccurate name - the monument of the Baptism of Russia); built in 1802-1808 years Author - AI Melensky; the monument is located on the slopes of the Dnieper River near Riverside Drive.

The highest monument in Kiev: the monument-sculpture "Motherland" in the National memorial complex "Great Patriotic War Museum" . Its height is 102 m.

The longest route of city transport: tram number 12 (Metro station "Kontraktova Square" - Pusha-Voditsa.), It's length - about 20 km.

In a small courtyard on the Volodymirska Street, 43, in the basement, is the smallest acts of Kiev temple - the Church of Mary Magdalene.