Churches & Religious Sites

MOSTA DOME

Main Street, Mosta, Malta

Mosta Dome

Built in 1860 over another church that was built in 1614, the church of St. Mary is the Parish church of Mosta. The interior of the church is quite impressive with its circular shape and clear interior.

The awesome dome is the fourth largest in the world and famous due to the incident that took place during WWII – a bomb, which pierced the dome in 1942 landed on the church floor and slid across the floor without exploding! The church was crowded when the bomb hit and all were spared. The bomb is now on display in a small museum attached to the church.

Mosta’s titular feast - that of St. Mary or the Assumption of Our Lady - held on August 15th is a high point in the local religious celebrations. The people of Mosta rally in front of the Rotunda in a manifestation of joy, merrymaking and social wellbeing.

Tours

As from the 1st of April 2018, a new tourist tour system to the Sanctuary Mosta Dome was introduced. This system helps tourists to benefit from the Sanctuary architecture, prestigious art and historical paintings of this national monument.

Opening hours for tourists are as follows: From Monday to Friday from 9:30am till 5:00pm ; Saturday from 9:30am till 4:30pm ; Sunday from noon till 4:00pm. 

The main sacristy is left open so that the tourists can visit this part of the church as well.

A feature is shown about this monument and its main principles

There is space where one can pray quietly. Prayer books in different languages can be provided.

The above requires various expenses to be incurred. As a result, tourists older than 12 years of age who enter the sanctuary have to pay a minimal fee of €2. This includes VAT. 

For further assistance, phone on 27418368 or 99453484.

 

Contact Information

  • Contact: Mosta Parish
  • Phone: +356 21245350

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