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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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Easter procession

We went to Mosta for the Easter procession and it is a very beautiful and touching experience. Procession starts at 5:30pm and you can get a good spot by being there an hour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went to Mosta for the Easter procession and it is a very beautiful and touching experience. Procession starts at 5:30pm and you can get a good spot by being there an hour ahead. The Rotunda is open the whole day during Good Friday - if you get in early, you can see all the statues up close before the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Impresive church with amaizing story.Very respectful outside and very beautiful inside. You have to know that the church is closed 3 hrs for lunch break and in afternoon is working from 3.00 to 5.00 a.m. Else important- ladies,going inside, you have to cover your shoulders and legs if you are with top or shorts/short skirt. If you don`t have appropriate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a beautiful church and the history issue incredible, during the Second World War a bomb went through the dome and rolled up the aisle when the church was full but it didn't explode. Where the bomb came through the dome can be seen when you look up inside and in the back of the church there is a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

When you learn the story about the bombing, it's even more awe-inspiring. The church itself is really impressive. Watch out for when it is closed over lunchtime for about 3 hours.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Beautiful church! Takes your breath away when you enter! Well worth a visit if you like churches. We went as part of an organised tour, which gave us a detailed account of the history of the "miracle" church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I visited the Rotunda church recently on a sad occasion that of a young lady who lost her life after being killed by her boyfriend. Having said apart from the service the church it self is first class filled with history and a lot of paintings and art exhibits . I am not in to art normally but could not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We were in Malta in 2014 Christmas period and stayed at Mellieha. While taking most of our trips by bus, we were passing through this beautiful church. So one day we got down there from bus number 41/42 towards Valletta. The journey from Mellieha took almost 40 mins. It is known by it’s huge dome overhead and has free entrance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Amazing place to visit the dome is absolutely beatitude, we went in just as the 6pm was mass was about to start...... couldn't understand a word of Maltese .....lol..... but very interesting... well worth a visit....after this we went across the road to the Piazza Cafe in the Square.... middle floor with large glass windows to overlook the Church, service... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

beautiful town of Mosta with the church of St Mary's with a fascinating history, with the fourth largest unsupported dome in the world,this church was bombed during the second world war whilst there was a service going on.there was over 300 people present at the time, but no one was hurt as the bomb came through the dome and bounced... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

nice to see it and get into history go on Monday early as you can go to the local market is very interesting to see

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