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Mosta Dome

Mosta Dome, the third largest rotunda dome in the world

The Mosta Dome is perhaps the most impressive church in Malta, with its’ massive rotunda, that is the third largest in the world.

The Mosta Dome church was built in 1860, and it is dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady. During the Second World War the church was almost destroyed when, during an air raid, a 200kg bomb fell through the dome without exploding. All the 300 people attending morning mass were left unharmed. On the 9th April, 1942 the detonator was removed and a replica is now on display inside the church as a famous tourist attraction. The Mosta Dome, or Rotunda took 27 years to build and was designed by a French designer who resided in Mosta, George Grognet de Vasse.

Mosta’s festa, that of St. Mary or the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated annually on the 15th of August.

Mosta Church Rotunda Square, Mosta, Malta UNESCO site ? no Monday-Saturday 09:00-11:45, 15:00-17:00 +356 2143 3826
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The front of the Mosta Dome central and side altars in the Mosta Dome confessionary in the Mosta Dome Details and the rotunda of Mosta Dome Inside the Mosata dome john paul II in Mosta Dome Lamp in the Mosta Rotunda Large view of the Mosta Dome's Body Large view of the Rotunda and body of the Mosta Dome pano mosta dome Rostrum Inside the Mosta Dome second world war bomb replica in Mosta Dome side altar in Mosta Dome

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  • Kicki the November 9, 2011 at 11:26

    Beautiful ceiling and the replica of them bomb really puts you into the story of what happened here!

  • Lazyfairy the August 31, 2011 at 11:52

    Majestic and even more picturesque at night!