About Attraction

The cathedral today is mostly in ruins. The walls that were built in the 16th -17th centuries to protect the villagers from the continual Persian invasions, are well-preserved. The ruined apse has the 16th century fresco fragments of the Virgin with Child surrounded by angels. The fresco was severely vandalized by Dagestan bandits in the 18th and 19th centuries. The cathedral was destroyed during earthquakes in the 19th century. The bell tower dating to the 16th century, as well as the fortifying walls, reveal a Safavid-Persian influence. The complex is currently operated as a nunnery by the Georgian Orthodox Church.