The domed cathedral built in 1010-1014. The moniment is a miraculous masterpiece of its period. It is interesting not only for its architectural forms but for rare variety of richness of facade decoration performed masterly. Facades and annexes, besides the ornaments, are decorated with very characteristic and the most important relief statues from historical evolutionary point of view. There are Saints portrayals, multifigure scenes, realistic and fantastic animals, each of them is a component of the premeditated theological programme.
Nikortsminda is the peak
of sculptural decoration of Georgian cathedrals. There are frescoes belonging to
the XVII c. inside the cathedral, typical examples of georgian mural painting of