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Mosta Parish, Mosta

#8 of 114 in Historic Sites in Island of Malta
Church · Tourist Spot
Learn about the German bomb that pierced the dome of Mosta Parish during World War II and failed to explode, sparing the lives of hundreds of people. See a replica of the 200 kg (660 lb) bomb in the church, which was designed by Maltese architect Giorgio de Vasse and built between the 1830s and 1860s. View the intricate carvings within the church and admire the third-largest church dome in Europe, closely based on the dome of the Pantheon in Rome. Remember to wear clothing that covers your shoulders before you enter the church, or borrow one of the scarves available at the door. The church has varying hours, so be sure to check opening hours online prior to your visit. Put Mosta Parish into our Mosta online travel planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Mosta.
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  • Unusually the main part of the church is circular and feels very light and spacious. Many of the artworks have been beautifully restored and restoration is clearly ongoing. This Church is really...  more »
  • A whacking great church in a little town! Apparently the benefactor liked the pantheon in Rome, so thought he’d give it a go. I love a good dome!  more »
  • One of the biggest churches I've every seen
  • Too hot. All they have to do is open a few windows / doors to allow an air current to pass, but this seems too much to expect.

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