- MOTHER OF GOD / Xlth century
church built in 1031 is surrounded by a vast fortified wall with
semi-cylindrical towers. The plan is of a highly compact domed hall. The
dome set on a high drum is supported by a system of engaged half-columns
having characteristic capitals with volutes and spirals. The vast apse
has the shape of a horse shoe. The roof is very steep on the exterior,
that of the dome is umbrella shaped. The church is flanked by a small
chapel lighted by a high lantern on the southern side.