SQUARES AND PARKS
Komitas Park and Pantheon
Komitas Park and Pantheon is located near Arshakunyats Avenue. Many outstanding figures of Armenia's artistic world are buried here, including Komitas, the founder of Armenian national music; composers Romanos Melikyan, Aram Khachatryan, Arno Babajanyan; writers Avetik Isahakyan, Alexander Shirvanzade, Nairi Zaryan, Hovhannes Shiraz, William Saroyan; actors Hrachya Nersisyan, Hovhannes Abelyan, Mher Mkrtchyan, Avet Avetyan, Vahram Papazyan, architects; Alexander Tamanyan, Toros Toramanyan; historian Arakel Leon and others.
Until the mid-1930s, there was an old cemetery in the park, which the locals called "Mler"
By the initiative of Aghasi Khanjyan, a park was founded in the 1930s, a part of which was turned into a cemetery for cultural figures.
A year after Komitas's death, his ashes were brought to Armenia for burial at the Pantheon.
The Pantheon was reconstructed in 2005.