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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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  • One of the biggest domes that I ever seen, pretty sure that it is the biggest in this country.The Church is nice and has carachter. 
  • strolling around Malta a visit should be made to this particular Church. imposing structure, from Greek/Roman temple, dome inspired by the Pantheon and simple décor and cared for. The most spectacular are the columns with their grandeur and their colored Tuff give the impression of being among the ancient temples. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • When you come in, sit down, hugged. Its Dome is so big and cosy at the same time. Impressive size!
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