The first foundations were laid in 1037, but the cathedral took two decades to complete. The structure has 5 naves, 5 apses, and (quite surprisingly for Byzantine architecture) 13 cupolas. It is surrounded by two-tier galleries from three sides. Measuring
The Elevation of the Holy Cross Church. It was erected on the site of a wooden church in 1700. The main southern entrance was decorated with molded garlands in the style of the 17th century decorative folk art.