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Rotunda (Church of St. Mary)

Address: Pjazza tar-Rotunda, Mosta, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 21 433826
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Malta Shore Excursion: Malta Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Mosta
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Completed in 1860, this church has the third-largest unsupported dome...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Completed in 1860, this church has the third-largest unsupported dome in Europe.
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Stuttgart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Yesterday I visited the church in Mosta called the Rotunda, which once you see it, makes perfect. It is just a short ride from Valletta central bus terminal.... ticket costs 1.50 euros for the whole day (!)... and stops directly in front of the church. Inside it is a beautiful church, full of mosaics, statues, and impressive religious symbolism. But... More 

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful building and in a great position. The architecture is amazing and it was well laid out. The pictures and decoration inside was outstanding and it had a very calming atmosphere inside.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Mosta Dome is a really lovely church. The largest unsupported dome and one of the most interesting churches I have visited. There are lots of impressive and fine paintings and figurines and the story about the bomb that went right through the dome during Second World War is supported with a replica and further information in pictures. It is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

When in Rome… When in Mosta visit the Rotunda Cannot fail to impress even for the non religious Beautiful Church,beautiful history

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Essex England
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Mosta Rotunda church boasts the third largest unsupported dome in the world and was nearly destroyed during World War II when a bomb came through the dome of the church but failed to explode. Another two bombs also bounced off the dome and ended in the square without exploding either. A replica bomb has now been installed in the sacristy... More 

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Backbarrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

First toured the Mosta Rotunda twenty years ago and decided to revisit this year. Breathtaking stonemasonry outside with the beautiful dome inside. A replica of the Nazi bomb is mounted in the Sacristery, with story boards to explain what happened. An amazing experience. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Make sure you find out the opening times before you visit here as there is nothing else to do in the area. It is impressive and worth a visit unbelievable to think that nobody got hurt when the bomb dropped through the dome into the church whilst it was populated. The staff were helpful and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Absolutely fantastic church, unfortunately we couldn't get to look inside because it had just closed. Be advised to check opening times if you wish to see inside because it is closed in the middle of the day

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gagadju
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This church was based on the pantheon in Rome with columns on the outside and a round structure behind it. Mosta Church also known as the Rotunda of Malta or Our Lady of Assumption church is the fourth biggest unsupported dome in the world and the third biggest dome in Europe according to our tour guide. It is famous for... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Rotunda (also known as the Mosta Dome) can be seen from many cities in Malta, having one of the biggest domes in the world and giving the impression to every foreign tourist that it is too big for this small island. The exterior is very beautiful, with many statues at the entrance and with the pillars that supports the... More 

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