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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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This was our third visit to Malta, and finally we made the trip here. I was more determined to visit after a Royal Navy veteran mentioned about the German bomb that came crashing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Millbrook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was our third visit to Malta, and finally we made the trip here. I was more determined to visit after a Royal Navy veteran mentioned about the German bomb that came crashing through the roof during WW2 and never exploded. We were not to be disappointed, and trust me when you walk into this church you will be totally... More 

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Mosta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It is famous for the "German" bomb that fell through the roof and rolled out of the building without even exploding. The pilot came back to Mosta to see what he actually hit.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Mosta is a little place, but it's stunning church is extraordinary. It looks like a hyper Panthenon and though not that old (c. 1870) it's worth a visit. Forget the outside (which when we visited was decorated with lights - definitely not period! and seemed a bit overblown), but step in, look up and be amazed.

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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This church was jaw dropping. I lost myself in the vastness of its space and the dome is more than impressive. I went there twice actually because I wanted to remember it as much as possible since I don't know when will be the next time for me to go to Malta.

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Bugibba, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Tthis is the village I was born in and lived till I was married. Its a very busy village with our soon to be Basilica dedicated to the Assumption. The dome of the church is spectacular, and looking up one remains in awe at how the world war 2 bomb that fell through did not wreck the church. best time... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Not much to say other than it is just breathtakingly ornate inside. It is very interesting to see the bomb and we were lucky enought to talk to a local lady who had gone into the church to pray whose parents were in the church when the bomb was dropped. Very interesting getting such a story. Ladies - please be... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beware of the opening times, can be erratic and you won't be staying in Mosta so you need to get a bus to it - and you don't wanna get a bus all the way there and find out it's closed.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Beautiful church with great history surrounding it. Always worth a quick visit. Just beware of the opening times!

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Mosta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

On the 15th August of each year we celebrate the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady. The streets and the Church Square are lit up and decorated for the occasion. The interior of the church is beautifully adorned especially the main altar which is embellished with silverware. The display of fireworks compliment our feast which is so popular with... More 

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Mosta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It is really breathtaking view from the outside. It is worth seeing inside as well especially on feast days august the dome is impressive. you can see a replica of the unexploded bomb from ww2 which pierced the dome.

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