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Rotunda of Mosta

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Completed in 1860, this church has the third-largest unsupported dome in Europe.
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Rotunda Square, Mosta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Reputably the third largest dome in Europe you will get a stiff neck admiring this wonderful structure. The Church itself is particularly ornate with many Altars and memorials to past officials of the Sanctum

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RickyCardiff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was very surprised to see that a fee of €2 is now being charged, most disappointing as this is my favourite church and I visit yearly when on the islandMore

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank csrtraining
Trek818200, Manager at Rotunda of Mosta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am so sorry, that you felt disappointed regarding the fee, but we had to make this minimal fee, because we can't leave the church open with no one taking care!! Please take note of these changes we made: the church is remaining open also...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a fee to visit the Rotunda but it's very low and you can also include the air raid shelters under the building where the people of Mosta would shelter from the bombing attacks. The Rotunda is impressive and more so as it survived a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Smaske1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to stop off and visit the Rotunda and it was worth it. The entrance fee was 2 euros or 3 with the WW1 shelter (this in fact was free to enter when we went so check first and save a euro) . Inside the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank webber5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dome is incredible with the hole at the very top. Love the fact that a bomb was dropped but it didn't detonate and destroy lives and the church.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This dome is in a relative small city but quite fantastic in scale and decoration . The dome itself we understood to be inspired by the Pantheon. Having also been there (the Pantheon in Rome) later in the trip, they both have that strange sense...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jms_got_here_too_lat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rotunda at Mosta, apart from the beauty of the building, holds a lot of history. Outside there is access to Air Raid shelters, while inside you can here about the WW2 bomb that hit the church while 300 worshippers were inside leaving none with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank The_Magpie_on_Tour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really one of the most amazing places I’ve ever visited and the added history of the miracle which happened when the bomb dropped during the war just made it even more inspiring. Lots of lives spared and sobering history for the generations thereafter. Amazing and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank S1775GCkarenf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here on one of the few set days in Malta and it is a beautiful building with a fascinating history, yes this is the church that had a bomb dropped on it during WWII and didn't explode! A replica of the bomb can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wilmslow_People
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful Churches in the world. Once in Malta its a must to visit. So much to see.. One can also visit a world war 2 shelter under the Church. Fantastic!

Date of experience: November 2018
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TheBathroomKing
December 30, 2016|
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Response from Dennis V | Reviewed this property |
The fee is 2 euro now.
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SuasAlba
April 19, 2016|
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Response from aissiegirl | Reviewed this property |
There is public parking quite close by which can get congested. Failing that, on street parking is available. If you or one of your party is a blue badge holder, this makes things a lot easier.
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cccruiser
October 22, 2015|
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Response from Ulsterman61 | Reviewed this property |
I am fairly sure the opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9.00 to 11.45 and 1500 to 18.00 we would recommend going if you can fit it in as it is a unique part of Malta's long history If you do visit try the cafe on the... More
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