Welcome to the city of Nikolayev. It is not large but there are some places of interest that would attract your attention and that are seldom met somewhere else.
Mostly Nikolayev is known as the city of shipbuilders. It is situated on two rivers, so in summer you get a wonderful opportunity to visit a lot of beaches with your girlfriend and enjoy yourselves in bathing suits. Over 210 years of its being Nikolaev (another name Nikolayev and Ukrainian name is Mykolaiv or Mykolayiv) was able to make a good name for itself like an important business and political center, having become Southern cultured center of Ukraine.
The history of this city began in 1789 when building of the shipyard was developed in the lade of Ingul river. That was Prince G.A.Potyomkin who kept a vigilant eye on this process and after a year a small place arouse in the southern part of Ukraine which was named Nikolaev.
Nikolaev contains more than 500 thousand of inhabitants and takes the ninth place by the quantity of population at the present time in Ukraine.
Modern Nikolayev is famous far beyond borders of Ukraine. In Europe and in the USA it’s called the city of Ukrainian brides. It won such a glory due to a striking beauty of Nikolayev girls and their views on the classic family concept. During the latest years several thousands of lonely women became wives of men from many countries of the world evoking their friends’ envy and admiration.
In summer months a flow of tourists becomes almost twice bigger due to famous Black Sea resorts of Nikolayev region – Koblevo, Ochakov, Ribakovka. Night life of the city revives with abundance of various night clubs, summer restaurants and discos, so everybody can find something interesting.