The parish church dedicated to St. Dorothy was probably erected by the end of the 15th century. In the end of the 16th century a bell tower was added to the nave. It was renovated and partially transformed at the beginning of the 19th and 20th centuries. The interior is decorated with a renaissance polychrome from the mid 16th century and with a mannerist one form the mid-17th century. The chapel is among the oldest of the corner joining wooden churches.References:
Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the Kura River. The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulphur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi. On the lower court there is the recently restored St Nicholas church. Newly built in 1996–1997, it replaces the original 13th-century church that was destroyed in a fire. The new church is of 'prescribed cross' type, having doors on three sides. The internal part of the church is decorated with the frescos showing scenes both from the Bible and history of Georgia.
The fortress was established in the 4th century and it was a Persian citadel. It was considerably expanded by the Umayyads in the 7th century and later, by king David the Builder (1089–1125). Most of extant fortifications date from the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1827, parts of the fortress were damaged by an earthquake and demolished.