Shiraz House Museum

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Hovhannes Shiraz was a prominent figure in Armenian literature, creating world famous poetry that considered topics such as nature, life, and love. The great Armenian poet’s house museum has been up and running since September of 2003. The house was presented to Shiraz on July of 1938 to live in and to help him gain inspiration for his work, but unfortunately, the writer did not have much time there; he died on March, 1984. Built in 1886, the building’s structure is traditional as it belonged to a wealthy merchant. In order to perpetuate the poet’s achievements and preserve his heritage, this house in Leninakan would later become a memorial house museum by the decision of the government of Armenia.