We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rotunda (Church of St. Mary)

Rotunda Sq, Mosta, Island of Malta, Malta
21 433826
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Mosta
Book Now

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 »
Write a Review

230 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    144
    74
    11
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Thun, Switzerland
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Very impressive church and as we learned, it has the forth biggest round shaped roof in the world! Breathtaking! A masterpiece of architecture! A must when in Mosta!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We took the local bus to visit the Rotunda, which was based on the Pantheon in Rome which we had visited last year. The church dominates the town and is magnificent with rich decor and the added history of good fortune it had. If you are looking for a place to visit as part of a day then would thoroughly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Preston
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Arriving shortly after 12 is a pain, but worth seeing as another reviewer suggested "if passing" the bomb story is amazing, and the architecture stunning.... Maybe further interest from a religious point of view but I lack a massive interest in religion ! Good to visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brussels, Belgium
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

The basilica boasts with the 2nd largest dome after the St. Peter's in Rome but I doubt that. It does not seem that big. It IS big enough, don't get me wrong. Size apart: it is one of the most beautiful catholic churches I've ever seen. Has its own miracle, too. In 1942, a bomb fell through the dome but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
london
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
33 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Came here with my friend and her son for a visit. We didn't know that it was closed from 11.45 to 3pm but it's worth noting this and you can plan your visit It didn't actually open on time I think 5 mins or so later Once inside it Is worth the wait Stunning

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The dome is huge. If you are driving across the island, it is worth a detour. It shuts at 11.45, however (until 3, I think). 20 is sufficient. Free to enter, and they give the skimpily dressed something for their shoulders.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
87 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This church closes from 12 - 3 pm, so if you really want to see it, plan carefully. The dome is HUGE and it's kind of interesting to see the replica of the bomb that didn't explode - thankfully, as there was enough other damage done here and around Malta during WWII. It is a large open church inside and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Oxford, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We visited this dome on our recent visit to Malta. If you like architecture this will not disappoint. The worlds third largest unsupported dome, built with no scaffold. A stone counter lever dome

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minsk, Belarus
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very large church. Noteworthy is the fact that it has one of the largest domes of the churches in Europe.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richhill
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Fantastic dome when viewing it from inside the church. Seen the replica of the German bomb and bus stops right outside.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Rotunda (Church of St. Mary) also viewed

Mdina, Island of Malta
Valletta, Island of Malta
 
Kalkara, Island of Malta
Valletta, Island of Malta
 

Been to Rotunda (Church of St. Mary)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Rotunda (Church of St. Mary), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing