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Surp Khach Monastery

Surp Khach Monastery (Armenian: Սուրբ Խաչ վանք, meaning Monastery of the Holy Cross) is a medieval Armenian monastery located on the Crimean peninsula near Staryi Krym and founded in 1358.[1] It has been an Armenian spiritual centre and a place of pilgrimage for centuries.[1]

Surp Khach Monastery
Սուրբ Խաչ վանք
Stary Krym Monastyr Surb Chacz.jpg
Surp Khach Monastery is located in Ukraine
Surp Khach Monastery
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Basic information
LocationStaryi Krym
Geographic coordinates45°00′03″N 35°03′45″E / 45.000708°N 35.062529°E / 45.000708; 35.062529Coordinates: 45°00′03″N 35°03′45″E / 45.000708°N 35.062529°E / 45.000708; 35.062529
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
Architectural description
Architectural styleArmenian

It's also the name of the Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross, in Lake Van, Turkey.


  1. ^ a b "National Bank of Ukraine issues commemorative coin in honor of Armenian monastery". PanARMENIAN.Net. 27 August 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2009.