Surp Khach Monastery

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Surp Khach Monastery
Սուրբ Խաչ վանք
Stary Krym Monastyr Surb Chacz.jpg
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
LocationStaryi Krym
Surp Khach Monastery is located in Ukraine
Surp Khach Monastery
Shown within Ukraine
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

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]

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.