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Rotunda (Church of St. Mary), Mosta

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Learn about the German bomb that pierced the dome of Rotunda (Church of St. Mary) during World War II and failed to explode, sparing the lives of hundreds of people. See a replica of the 200 kg (660 lb) bomb in the church, which was designed by Maltese architect Giorgio de Vasse and built between the 1830s and 1860s. View the intricate carvings within the church and admire the third-largest church dome in Europe, closely based on the dome of the Pantheon in Rome. Remember to wear clothing that covers your shoulders before you enter the church, or borrow one of the scarves available at the door. The church has varying hours, so be sure to check opening hours online prior to your visit. To visit Rotunda (Church of St. Mary) on your trip to Mosta, use our Mosta tourist route planner.
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  • This famous church was bombed in 1942 and the bomb came through the ceiling and slid along the floor and did not explode. There were 300 people inside at the time and no one was hurt. The local people...  more »
  • Stunning architecture and from what it looks it should be amazing inside as well. Lack of time, I did not drop in this time but the dome is indeed a masterpiece!  more »
  • It is a spectacular Church has an impressive dome! the Church takes greater relevance to it happened in the second war world when a pump nazi cayo by the dome full of people and not burst which considered as a miracle divine.
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