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Holiday in Ukraine


Nikolaev , Николаев, Mykolaiv or Миколаїв is a city situated in southern Ukraine, only 65 km (40 miles) from the Black Sea, the city is an important river port. With a population of roughly 500,000 residents, many finding employment in the ship building industry or in supporting mechanical engineering, power engineering and metallurgical industries

The city is also famous for its bridges, standing on the bridges you can see the city in all its beauty.The quay is one of the most visited areas in the city. It’s an excellent area to go for a walk, relax, meet friends, play with children, watch the Ingul River, eat ice-cream or do whatever you wish. This city is one of the few in Ukraine that really makes the most of the river for recreation

Nikolaev is typical of many Towns and Cities n Ukraine and here you will find all the usual monuments, statues etc. from the Soviet era. Another popular place where the locals spend their free time , go for a walk or meet their relatives and friends is Sovetskaya Street it is the central 'walking' street in the town centre! Here there are a lot of cafes, pizzerias, shops and restaurants. It is a perfect place for shopping , just going for a walk or 'grabbing a beer' at one of the many bars and watching the world go by!



Nikolaev sights

The Catholic Church of St. Joseph. The church was built on means of local Catholics in 1896. Bolsheviks closed the church in 1934. Since 1992, the church resumed worship. In recent years, the church holds regular organ music concerts. Decembrists Street, 32. Opening hours: 8:30-17:30.

The Cathedral of the Image of the Casper Blessed Virgin Mary. The cathedral, built in 1872-1915, is notable for its ancient Russian architectural forms. In Soviet times, the building served as the club of the shipyard. The cathedral was returned to believers in 1992. Sadovaya Street, 1


The Headquarters of the Navy (the Shipbuilding Museum). The building of the Black Sea Fleet Headquarters was constructed in the style of Russian classicism in 1794.

The residence of the chief commander of the Black Sea Fleet was located there for some time. Since 1978, it is the museum of shipbuilding and fleet.

The exposition demonstrates the development of shipbuilding in the northern Black Sea coast from the earliest times to the present day. More than 100 models of ships of the 18th-20th centuries are presented. Also, among the exhibits are some fragments of ancient ships, navigational instruments, rare maps and documents.

The diorama “The construction of the first sailing ships in Nikolaev shipyard” is one of the most interesting exhibit. The alley of the admirals (the busts of F. Ushakov, M. Lazarev, F. Bellingshausen, P. Nakhimov and others) can be found in front of the museum. Admiralskaya Street, 4. Opening hours: 9:00-16:00, day off – Monday.2

Architectural monuments

The Admiralty. The complex of buildings of the Navy Department (the Admiralty) includes Staroflotskie barracks, built in classical style, the shipyard with walls and gates, as well as the gymnasium building housing the construction college.

Usually, when the locals talk about the Admiralty, they mean the current main office building of the Shipyard named after 61 Communards, which has a high spire. Near the entrance, there is a monument to the founder of the city Prince G. Potemkin. Naberezhnaya Street, Communards Square.

The Officers’ Club. This two-storey building, constructed in classical style, is an example of civil architecture of the 19th century. Today, the building hosts the House of the officers of the fleet. Artilleriyskaya Street, 7.

Shukhov’s Tower. In one of the highest places in the city, on the top of Spassky hill, a unique hyperboloid water tower stands for over a hundred years. For the first time this architectural form was introduced by the famous Russian engineer Vladimir Shukhov.

He designed a lot of similar structures built in Russia and abroad, including the famous television tower in Moscow on Shabolovskaya Street. Today, the tower is not used for its intended purpose. The height of the construction is 25 meters. Rumin Street, 9..