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Address: Pjazza tar-Rotunda, Mosta, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 21 433826
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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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One cannot miss out on visiting the 3rd largest unsupported dome..at least it still is officially. At the same time, one can have a look around the church museum where one can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Sliema, Malta
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Sliema, Malta
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One cannot miss out on visiting the 3rd largest unsupported dome..at least it still is officially. At the same time, one can have a look around the church museum where one can still see a replica of a WW2 German bomb which crashed through the roof of the dome during mass but fortunately did not explode.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really beautiful round church, the roof had to be repaired after a ww11 unexploded bomb went straight through & narrowly missed the people there at the time.

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Thank Julie D
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The rotunda looks even bigger from the inside than from the outside. It is really impresive. It is well worth a visit. And it's free :) In the afteenoon it is open from 3pm-4pm so arrange your visit accordingly.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Mosta several times over the last year visiting family. The town is small and still shuts down from lunch time until about 3/4pm. The dome is a must see and the history is amazing, if you go second week in August you are like to time it with the Mosta Festa which is amazing experience full of religious festivity... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

History of this dome church is breath-taking. The design is out of this word. I strongly advise to visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this extremely beautiful. I was very surprised how large it is and how beautiful the ceiling is. I was expecting (in my innocence) to see the unexploded bomb from the war but sure it wasn't there. Hehe

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is called Rotunda of St Marija Assunta (Mosta Dome for short) was built in the 19th century and had a bomb pierce through the beautiful dome in WWII; amazingly it did not explode with people inside. The dome is enormous, the interior is absolutely beautifully and well worth a visit. You can see a replica of the bomb... More 

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Mosta, Malta
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You cannot visit Malta and say that you haven't been to Mosta church because it's one of the most visited church in Malta.

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the tourist trail because of big dome. OK but SO many beautiful churches in Malta, at least this one is free to enter.

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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everyone has their own favorite. This was ours. We absolutely fell in love with this church. It reminds us of the Pantheon in Rome, as it was modeled after it. The story, exterior, art work, etc. are all amazing. We made a special point to return and see again.

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