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Rotunda (Church of St. Mary)

Rotunda Sq, Mosta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Mosta
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Even if not religious, this is definitely worth a visit.  The interior of the church is  impressive.  It is dedicated to the Assumption of St Mary... more »
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Gdansk, Poland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I had previously read about the history of this church, and this was the reason we visited. The church was very beautiful inside, and it was good to see that restoration work was being completed to maintain this. A note to all visitors to remember to cover up before entering, my girlfriend forgot and we were a little embarrassed although... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Beautiful church, full of history and cool from the midday sun. Liked the ability to sit and listen to service without being intrusive. Nothing to dislike here.

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Fortunately only visited because it was one of the central local bus pick up areas for trips to other parts of the island. Ok it's a church with a big dome and an unexploded bomb (don't we know about it!), but there are other more impressive churches to see in Malta or Gozo.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Loved the artwork inside the church, plus the dome itself was spectacular. A great piece of architecture.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

There is no denying that it is a beautiful church and has an impressive dome but it has none of the spiritual feel that I have experienced in other churches. It's a little over hyped for my taste, inside is light and highly decorated but it has a very new feeling and I was expecting something with an older feel... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We made a trip to Mosta on the way from Rabat, afternoon visits are permitted between 3-5pm, as the church conducts regular services. The facade is amazing, and at the back of the church you can see a replica of the shell that fell through the dome in 1942 but did not explode, and there is also a commemorative souvenir... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
37 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

A masterpiece of architecture from the outside to inside. The entrace way, the towers and the dome look wonderful, and the decorated interior is a sight worth seeing.

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Midlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The 3rd largest unsupported dome in Europe - with a great story to tell. Remember that shoulders have to be covered to enter the church (although shawls are available to borrow). Do go with an open mind, religious or not, you will admire the architecture and general splendour of the church. If you are going to visit a church on... More

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Valletta, Malta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One of the best pieces of architecture in europe. It is definately a must see for tourists,the dome is massive but the church itself is nothing less. Dont miss it!!

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malta
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112 reviews 112 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

One if the world's largest domes. This church is still very much in use on a daily basis so please respect people praying by your behaviour and clothing. The dome is incredible. The added bonus is the copy of the 500Kg bomb that fell through the roof during WW2 but did not explode. The church was full at the time.... More

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