Armenian Church in Yalta

Armenian Church in Yalta

Armenian Church in Yalta
Armenian Church in Yalta 


The Armenian temple in multinational Yalta has a difficult fate. The church, a recognized architectural landmark of the n resort town, was built at the expense of the patron of art Poghos Ter-Ghukasyan in memory of his daughter who died early.

The unique monument of the Crimean Peninsula is made in the style of early Christian temples. The prototype for the building was the Church of St. Hripsime, located in Echimiadzin. 

The temple of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Crimea was built on the slope of the Darsan Hill from 1909 to 1917. The famous Armenian artist V. Ya. Surenyants worked on the internal interiors of the building, the painter managed to finish only the external decoration, the alter and the dome. Adzhimushkay Quarries in Kerch

The building, built of volcanic tuff, is decorated with openwork ornaments. Guests of Yalta, who first appeared in the temple, are invariably amazed by the fresco painting of the dome, illuminated by arched windows. The find of architects is also delightful - of the two entrances to the temple, one is a false one, made in form of a niche.

By the 150th anniversary of Yalta - in 1988 - the Armenian church was restored. During the Soviet years, the building housed a museum of local lore. And although the Armenian church, like many other sights of the city, suffered during the war, today it is still accessible for visits by believers and tourists. Evenings of chamber music are held in the temple.


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