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Rotunda (Church of St. Mary)

Address: Rotunda Sq, 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 5 Attractions in Mosta
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Completed in 1860, this church has the third-largest unsupported dome...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Completed in 1860, this church has the third-largest unsupported dome in Europe.
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Balzan, Malta
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Being one of Europe's largest free standing dome, you cannot miss out a visit to this fantastic structure

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We visited this church during a organised sightseeing trip, it's so beautiful inside!plus the history , there is a replica of the bomb that dropped into the church during the war and did not explode! Well worth a visit!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I've seen the pictures, flew over it, but it was definitely worth seeing the dome. There isn't really much to see in Mosta, but it is worth it. The church is beautiful inside and you are free to walk around.

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London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
21 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Even if you are not into churches etc you must go(don't go to church myself) but what a building beautiful and it has a lovely feeling when inside even survived a German bomb coming through the roof during the war.the architecture couldn't be replicated nowadays which makes it even more amazing if your there over Christmas go on to luja... More 

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Clonmany, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We visited this church quite late in the day but we were still taken aback by its beauty and the size of the dome. It is miraculous to think that a bomb fell through the dome on ww2 and didn't go off. I would recommend anyone to visit this church.

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rossendale
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

people going to malta should try to see this stunning church this is where the germans dropped a bomb into the church which was full of people fortunately the bomb did not explode this was indeed a miracle

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southampton
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stopped here on the way to Mdina. What a stunning place with good links by Bus from capital Valetta and regular. Very peaceful inside. No entrance fee but you can buy a candle and other gifts at good price which fund and keep the church going. Beautiful architecture and beautiful paintings inside and out with no Building over croaching... More 

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Mosta, Malta
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122 reviews 122 reviews
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a must visit attraction to any visitor to Malta. Unique dome design based on the Pantheon of Rome, but utilising beautiful Maltese limestone. Beautiful inside and out. One must also visit the sacristy where a replica of a massive WW2 bomb is housed. This bomb pierced the centre of the dome and hit the ground, but did not... More 

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Waimea, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The building of the Mosta Dome began in 1833. It took 27 years to build. A bomb penetrated the dome in the bombing of Malta during the war. There were over 300 people in the church that day and the bomb did not go off! It is still there for you to view! The church is beautiful and the peaceful... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stopped here on the way to Mdina. What a stunning place. Very peaceful inside. No entrance fee but you can buy a candle for €1 which helps support the church. Some lovely architecture and beautiful paintings. There is a replica of the bomb which fell through the roof and its in the area where the shop is. The only... More 

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