Nikortsminda domed cathedral was built in 1010-1014 by King Bagrat III to the north of Kutaisi, in the hilly region of Racha. Nikortsminda is remarkable for its exterior stone carvings. Each part of the design is related to the theme of divine greatness of Christ. The monument is a masterpiece of its period. The interior in decorated with mural paintings of the late medieval period. There are portrayals of saints, multi figure scenes, realistic and fantastic animals.