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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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  • The Church of Mosta is a very nice place to visit and it is very popular amongst both tourists and locals. The Dome is very large and also very nice to visit. The Church is very well kept and the acti...  more »
  • Is where Gaius pump that not exploded is nice see stop to see and have a coffee, quick view
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  • Impossible passing for Mosta not notice the Church which lies squarely at the crossroads of the city centre. The interior architecture is breathtaking for its Majesty: built following the model of the Roman Pantheon is found to be the third largest Cathedral in the world. A legend then brings out the sanctity with an undertone related to miracles. It is said that during World War II a bomb fell during the church service while remaining a dud and leaving unharmed all the faithful in prayer. According to tradition this event signifies the importance of property in Malta.
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