Mosta – Festa Santa Maria – (Ref: pfm130165)

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Feast of St.Mary in Mosta

Feast of St.Mary in Mosta

This time of year it is only appropriate to post a panoramic image celebrating the feast of St.Mary. A number of towns in Malta and Gozo celebrate this feast (7 I believe) but this photo hails from the town of Mosta.

Nokkli-fil-festa - Reminds me of myself a few years back

Nokkli-fil-festa – Reminds me of myself a few years back


The parish church of Mosta (known as the Rotunda of St Marija Assunta) can be seen in the foreground centre and is the third largest unsupported dome in the World. The Rotunda, designed by George Grognet de Vasse, a French citizen resident in Mosta, took 27 years to complete.

Mosta Rotunda Dome

Mosta Rotunda Dome


On April 9, 1942, during an afternoon air-raid, a 200 kg Luftwaffe bomb pierced the dome (two others bounced off) and fell among a congregation of more than 300 people awaiting early evening mass. It did not explode. Its replica is now on display inside the rotunda under the words Il-Miraklu tal-Bomba, 9 ta’ April 1942 (Maltese: The Bomb Miracle, April 9, 1942). (Source: Wikipedia)


Location Map for Mosta Rotunda:

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