The house – museum of the famous Armenian writer Paruyr Sevak is located in Zangakatun. Not far from the house, in the garden planted by the writer, there is a tombstone and the museum itself. His wife Nelly Menagarishvili is buried with Sevak. Returning from his native village on June 17, 1971, he and his wife had a car accident. Nelly died on the spot, and the injured poet was taken to Ararat district hospital, but the doctors could not save his life. The Museum is decorated with a large fresco on the entire length of the wall, which depicts the writer’s life. The house-museum represents to the visitors photographs, diplomas, orders, books, manuscripts, as well as the poet’s personal belongings – watches, cigarette case, rosary.
The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to Paruyr Sevak House-Museum by a private car or with the help of various travel companies which offer regular excursions and tours to different sights of the country. Due to the geographical location of Paruyr Sevak House-Museum the trip will not seem long.
The high season in Armenia lasts for a long time due to the pleasant climate conditions. Warm days in Armenia start in March and last until late autumn; winter is usually snowless and not long. The high precipitation season is variable. The tourist season for Paruyr Sevak House-Museum depends on the weather conditions.
The author of the project of the museum complex is the architect Jim Torosyan. According to the project, the museum complex was to consist of a lobby, exhibition halls, a chapel-bell tower and an amphitheater. However only one part of the project was carried out: the current lobby, where personal items, documents, manuscripts, notes and their copies in different languages related to the life and work of the poet are displayed.
Paruyr Sevak, according to the will, together with his wife Nelly Menagharishvili, was buried in the center of his own cultivated garden, under his father's apricot tree.
KHOR VIRAP MONASTERY
PARUYR SEVAK HOUSE-MUSEUM