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Rotunda (Church of St. Mary), Mosta

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • The dome is impressive. Tourists can walk both side till the altar. On the left side in the back they sell some souvenirs. This is one of the most impressive dome churches I did ever see. Parking did ...  read more »
  • A visit to Malta should include also a visit of the Cathedral in mosta. Not only the impressive exterior inspired - loads the Interior to the amazed a. The legendary bomb from World War 2 is in the crypt. It is worth to consult Wikipedia to obtain the necessary information beforehand. Near the can Chapel St. Paul visited the Heremit in the Wied in Ghazal. Unique in location and the trail (trail) to the chapel. Built in 1656 - renovated in 1993.
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  • Very impressive church and the dome is amazing. Also the story of the bomb that didn't explode is wow. 
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