The dome and an internal view of the cathedral
Внутренний вид собора
To conclude, the underground urban structure of Ani is closely connected with the city above ground. From a formal point of view, the composition of the rupestrian environments follows the laws of excavation first and foremost. However, the more important the function and significance of the underground complex, the more the laws proper to architecture become important. This criterion is valid above all for the churches. At Gayledzor, we have an almost square church, lengthened on its north-south axis, that has two apses opposite each other: one to the east which, like the apse of the Cathedral of Ani, has six niches, and the other to the west and of equal size.