Mosta Rotunda - Malta

by Gonia March. 20, 2016 2272 views

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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.

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With this Sunday in catholic church begin the Holy Week - so I decided to post each day pictures done in one of fabulous churches of Malta.We started with Mosta and its splendid Rotunda. Maggie









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Eija 3 years, 5 months ago

Your photos tell so much of this very beautiful church !

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Ram Ya 3 years, 6 months ago

You captured the dome perfectly. Thank you for sharing with us!

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 3 years, 6 months ago

The dome is amazing

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Antonio Gil 3 years, 6 months ago

What an impressive church. I would have loved to see that 200 kg bomb.

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Bzh29 3 years, 6 months ago

Magnifique . Magnificent .
I wish you a nice Holy Week .

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Marilyn Grimble 3 years, 6 months ago

Fabulous images Maggie - keep them coming!

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
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