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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 #1 of 5 things to do 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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Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This place is very well worth a visit and the time, spent here, will give one a perspective of Maltese history.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Worth making a detour to visit the church which has an impressive huge rotunda. There is a really good cake shop opposite!

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Israel
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219 reviews 219 reviews
154 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This church (rotunda) is serving a small town of around 20.000 people. It is hard to believe. It is really huge and impressive . The story of the German bomb that penetrated the roof but did not explode adds to the impression.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Hi guys i basically live in mosta. It s a nice church to visit and the only think worth viewing is the church. I find it very strange that i see lots of tourists coming over to see the inside of church and all they see closed doors. During siesta time church will be closed.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Church of St. Mary is a great treat for history and architecture enthusiasts. The exterior of the cathedral is impressive, but wait until you see inside. The interior of the dome is amazing. Rich heritage for the residents of Mosta.

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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Beautiful church, not only from the outside but in particular the great dome on the inside. A visit to the room where the replica of the bomb is exhibited, should not be missing. You do not need, unlike many other famous churches on Malta, a ticket to visit this church!

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London
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

While it has limited opening hours, approximately 9-11.30 and 3-4.30, this rotunda is well worth a visit. Based on the Pantheon in Rome, it is a credit to its cooperative builders and designers and its relatively small congregation who have produced an edifice deserving of considerable acclaim

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The size of the dome in itself is very impressive, it is also beautifully decorated. The story about the bomb piercing the dome is amazing, and is greatly illustrated by the replica that is housed inside the church. The church is very easy to access by bus, with a stop right outside that's served by several routes. Well worth a... More 

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Stuttgart
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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