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Welcome to Mosta Dome

One of the largest unsupported domes in the world



An experience not to be missed!

For a long time it has been renowned as being the third largest unsupported dome in the world.

Outside diameter 56.2 metres. Inside diameter 39.6 metres. Internal height 54.7metres.

This gigantic rotunda church is decorated with many paintings by Giuseppe Calì and other able artists.

While on a visit to the Mosta Dome one should not miss going into the sacristies, to view and admire the various objects of prestige, including paintings and a large-scale model of the church. Not to be missed is a replica of the bomb which, in 1942, pierced the dome and landed on the church floor. The bomb did not explode. No one died and the church was not destroyed.


Visitors opening Hours:

Monday to Friday from 09.30 till 18.00 - last entrance 17.30

Saturday from 09.30 till 16.30 - last entrance 16.00

Sunday from 12:00 till 17.00 - last entrance 16.30

Using Public Transport:

Mellieħa – Mosta 44; 41

Qawra Bus Terminus - Mosta 45, 186, 31, 48, 280

Valletta – Mosta 41, 42, 44, 45, 48

Sliema – Bugibba – Mosta 212 to Andru Stage Bugibba and 103 to Mosta

Entrance Fee:

€3 to visit Mosta Basilica and World War II Shelter

€5 to visit Mosta Basilica, World War II Shelter, go up to the inner Balcony of the Dome and access to mobile phone app with information about the Dome and the City of Mosta.



Mosta Second World War II Shelter