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Rotunda (Church of St. Mary), Mosta

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Religious Site
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 is very dominant in its style and the history of the bomb that fell through the church dome without exploding is well documented with photos of the time.  more »
  • Huge church.... A Maltese palace for God..... A village church but so not a village church as one would think of it.... Except by Maltese standards. This has the biggest dome after St Paul's in Rome a...  more »
  • If you are in Malta are then you should also certainly see this Dome Church, the largest Dome Church of Europe, which has been bombed in the second world war but the bomb is never finished, now there is a replica of the bomb in that Church very very special!
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