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Rotunda (Church of St. Mary)

Pjazza tar-Rotunda, Mosta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2143 3826
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Completed in 1860, this church has the third-largest unsupported dome in Europe.
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Pjazza tar-Rotunda, Mosta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2143 3826
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Rotunda of Mosta late afternoon on the last day of our holiday. When we arrived we sat for a while outside the Rotunda where there are benches, just soaking up the atmosphere of the area, then admired the Rotunda from the outside...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unique, in view of its round span, 3rd biggest dome, and a WWII bomb that somehow did not go even though it pierced the ceiling dropping down nearly 50 m. Incredible! Make a stop on your way north, especially if you are going to Gozo

Thank Mario B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tourists can visit the church and see the hole (now closed and arranged) where a bomb had fallen through the ceiling when there were people in church saying Mass. Bomb did not explode. No one was injured and people had declared it a miracle by...More

Thank emazz0
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told to visit here and we're pleased we took their advice. The church is absolutely beautiful inside and holds as it's greatest fame a replica of the bomb that fell upon the church during WWII which never exploded so the church survived. The...More

Thank Eaglewings3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An easy journey on Bus No 47 from Valletta. Even by 9.30 am two coachloads had arrived. The cleaners in the church (volunteers) had to contend with some visitors trying to go where they shouldn't and the attendant on duty (also a volunteer) had some...More

Thank vessi80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Malta is certainly filled with beautifully ornate churches however The Rotunda in Mosta is definitely one not to miss. Whilst there have a look at the bomb from WW2 that landed inside the church and which luckily didn't go off. (4E charge to see the...More

Thank Orland0_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In mid August, Mosta has a Festa with a firework display & is amazing!! Rotunda in Mosta has SO much history & well worth a visit anytime of the year - but Ladies if you arrive at any church in Malta with strappy tops on...More

Thank Cozi65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a 'discussion' going on about whether or not the Rotunda is still the third largest unsupported dome. The church at Xewkija on Gozo (1978) also has a large, unsupported dome: The residents claim it's bigger than Mosta's Rotunda. Mosta's response is, whilst Xewkija's dome...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The dome was large indeed, beautiful work of architecture. There's a dress code prohibiting sleeveless clothes inside but shawls can be borrowed from the security guard.

Thank Chun Hao T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is the third biggest dome in the world. There is a miracle that in 1942 that a bomb fell in the church during a mass and didn't explode and in the church they have a replica of the bomb and it's amazing.

Thank sebastian h
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30 December 2016|
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Response from Adrian B | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Does anyone know if there's parking near the church? Google Maps (satellite) shows a lot adjacent to it, but I wonder if that's public parking. If there's no lot, how is the on-street parking? Thanks much.
20 April 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.
Is the Mosta Dome open on Sundays? I know the Co-Cathedral in Valletta is not....
23 October 2015|
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Response from Ulsterman61 | Reviewed this property |
Just another thought you can get the bus to the walled city of Mdina from Valletta it takes about 45 minutes and a weekly bus ticket is only €5 the view from the restaurant walls is very enjoyable and next door in Rabat... More