The inscriptions on the church indicate that it was built in the 13th century, during the reign of King Giorgi IV, also known as Lasha-Giorgi.
Having been built out of natural gold colour, dark purple, and blue stones the church has beautiful proportions and an abundantly decorated facade. The high and narrow drum on which the dome is based is unusually tall for Georgia. There are ten windows cut into the dome, and the frames of the windows are decorated with intricate carvings.
Only fragments of the interior artwork are preserved. A bas-relief cross is depicted on the dome crowning the drum, which, when illuminated by the light coming in through windows, leaves an indelible impression.
The churchyard is surrounded by abundant nature and there is no community living in the immediate vicinity of the place.