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Address: Pjazza tar-Rotunda, Mosta, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 21 433826
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Description: Completed in 1860, this church has the third-largest unsupported dome in...
Completed in 1860, this church has the third-largest unsupported dome in Europe.
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Rotunda Mosta

Excellent church with the third largest unsupported dome on Europe. Dedicated to the assumption of St Mary celebrating its feast on the 15th August. One can see fine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Excellent church with the third largest unsupported dome on Europe. Dedicated to the assumption of St Mary celebrating its feast on the 15th August. One can see fine craftsmanship and also the bomb which during world war 2 fell from the roof and miraculously did not explode. When there also go into nearby shops and surroundings having local ware, jewellery,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Huge dome, and lots to see in the church. Mosta is also worth a walk round. Probably worth spending a half day here. The church has really helpful staff who will show you things not to miss.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Driving around Malta can be a hair-raising experience, and more so in Mosta with its winding roads and blind corners, but it is well worth the effort to get to this enormous domed church at its centre. It is apparently the 3rd largest in Europe and 9th in the world (what a great little factoid!) The church itself was designed... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Mosta the Rotunda (church of St, Mary ) built by local farmers with two clocks on the towers ,the left one is set to the wrong time to fool the devil ,the right one to the correct time ,inside look up at the dome and see the missing tile where a German bomb came through but didn't explode but 300... More 

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Marsascala, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

As well as the church itself, Mosta has a lot to offer - shops, bars, restaurants and it's lovely to just walk down all the little side streets, like going back in time! Opposite the church, with the church behind you, is a great Little "foodie" shop where you can buy gifts or treats for yourself! As for the church,... More 

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Visited here on our day tour what a beautiful ornate church the Dome is huge. A bomb came thru the dome during mass & slide across the floor & didn't explode during world war two , you can see a replica of this bomb inside the church . A lovely place to visit & spend some time.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Before you go I would recommend reading up on the near miss during WW2 Inside is very pleasant after the heat of the Matla sun plenty to view

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

What a size? This place was enormous. It's the 3rd largest dome in Europe apparently and highly decorated. I tried to capture the scale of the outside in a photo, but it didn't do it justice unfortunately.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The cathedral is impressive in particular the size of the dome. The dome itself can be seen from miles around and dominates the sky line from Mdina. The history is fascinating including the Second World War with being hit by three Axis bombs, a replica which is on display. Worthy of 15-20 minutes and is on route to lots of... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Don't miss this church - it's epic. The dome is huge and much larger in size (volume) than Gozo's and many more 'biggest' domes around the world. It's shorter but wider! It is so big it took our breath away when we stepped inside. Great story about the bomb too. We weren't in there long, but it was worth going... More 

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