Rotunda (Church of St. Mary), Mosta

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. Put Rotunda (Church of St. Mary) into our Mosta online travel planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Mosta.
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  • We came here on the day of the assumption. Very beautiful interior and streets were also decorated with garlands, banners and statues. It started with a church service at 5pm and then the procession w...  more »
  • Since this church has the third largest dome, we had to see this. It doesn't look like all that much from the outside but the dome was beautiful.  more »
  • With the third largest unsupported dome in the world this church built around 1860s offers a spectacle when looking upwards inside....Church is closed during siesta time - 12.00 to 17.00 .  more »

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