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MOSTA ROTUNDA, THE WWII SURVIVOR
Arriving in Mosta it is impossible to miss its famous Rotunda, one of the largest unsupported domes in the world. Completed in 1860, the parish church was designed by George Grognet de Vasse in a neoclassical style based on the Roman Pantheon. Over a period of 28 years, the people of Mosta themselves assisted with construction so the building has become intimately connected with local identity. Mosta Rotunda has many tales to tell. During WWII, a German aerial attack targeted the dome whilst 300 people attended Mass inside. It is regarded as a local miracle that the bomb failed to detonate and everyone remained unharmed. Today a replica is on display to commemorate the event.
On August 15th each year, during the feast of Santa Marija, the rotunda is transformed. Illuminated in brightly coloured lights, it is a sight not to be missed. Surrounding streets come to life as people gather from all around Malta to eat, drink and experience world renowned firework displays. Listen out for the local Banda as they process the streets, filling the town with music. Visiting hours to the Rotunda run between 09:00-11:00 and 15:00- 17:00. Entry is free of charge and Mosta is well serviced by bus on route 47 from Valletta.
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