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Rotunda (Church of St. Mary), Mosta
(4.7/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Traveling in Europe, you see many lovely churches. This one was special. The rotunda is one of the largest in the world and is rather spectacular. The outside of the church was not particularly notabl...  more »
  • The attraction of course is the huge dome, based on the Pantheon in Rome, plus the replica of the unexploded WW2 bomb. Otherwise, the plain exterior belies a flamboyant interior but it is quite diffic...  more »
  • nice colorful church huge place it is too with a few side doors leading to other rooms their was an escorted tour while I was there and followed them into one of the side rooms which has the german bo...  more »