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Mosta Dome Tours

Mosta Dome
Malta is famous for the lavish scale of its many scores of churches (there are 25 in Valletta alone) but Mosta’s Neo-classical parish church of St Mary stands out even among all this grandeur. Its eponymous, self-supporting dome measures 121 ft (37 m) in diameter and is 220 ft (67 m) high – bigger than St Paul’s in London – with every inch of the interior covered in gilt, frescoes and marble flooring. The church was designed by Maltese architect Giorgio Grognet de Vassé in the style of the Pantheon in Rome but built by solely by local parishioners and volunteers between 1833 and 1860.

The interior houses Malta’s biggest, most flamboyant organ, with 2,000 pipes, but the church is better known for a miraculous escape the congregation had in 1942 during WW2. On Sunday, April 9 the church was packed with 300 worshippers when three Luftwaffe bombs hit the dome. Two bounced off but one crashed through into the nave; amazingly it failed to explode, saving scores of lives. The legend of the miracle of Mosta Dome was thus born and a replica of the unexploded bomb can be found in the sacristy.

Practical Info

Mosta is in central Malta west of Sliema; many buses run to Mosta from Valletta bus station including nos. 31 and 35, and journey time is 25 minutes. Admission to the Dome is free and it’s open Monday-Saturday 9am-12pm; 3pm-5pm. Always dress respectfully; no strappy T-shirts or tiny shorts. Shawls can be borrowed at the door.
Address: Rotunda Square, Mosta, Malta
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-12pm; 3pm-5pm
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14 Tours and Activities to Experience Mosta Dome

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Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour

Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour

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Today’s guided excursion takes us to the central part of Malta, dominated by the medieval fortified city of Mdina, Malta’s former capital city. The narrow, winding streets, dating back to medieval times, lead to the imposing bastions, commanding a magnificent panorama of the island. On the way there, you will discover different styles of architecture, including Siculo-Norman palaces and other baroque buildings of great historical importance. Time stands still in this ‘Silent City’ which is a film-maker’s paradise. Leaving Mdina through Greeks’ Gate, we stop at the early Christian catacombs in Rabat before proceeding to the cliffs at Dingli. After lunch we will visit the San Anton botanical gardens situated near the Presidential Palace, which you will be able to admire from outside. We shall also spend time at the crafts centre at Ta’ Qali. At the end of the tour, allow us to astound you with Mosta’s majestic dome, one of Europe’s largest.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.86
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$67.86
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An Exclusive Private day trip around Malta

An Exclusive Private day trip around Malta

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Seize the day and book an unforgettable trip around Malta for your party! This excursion will give you a personal insight into what people have found fascinating about Malta for thousands of years. Hopefully, it will give you a thirst to discover more - ask your guide about returning to places of interest or visiting our sister Island Gozo and even a private boat charter.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$221.37
Price varies by group size
From
$221.37
Price varies by group size

Private Tours around Malta

Private Tours around Malta

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Price quoted is for a three-hour tour. Clients can choose from the North Tour where they are driven to Malta's northern places and sites like Mdina/Rabat, Dingli Cliffs, Mosta Church, Ta' Qali Crafts Village and San Anton Gardens or take the South Tour which includes visiting Valletta, Marsaxlokk, the Three Cities and Blue Grotto and Hagar Qim Temples. For tailor-made tours, clients are advised to book one of our longer tours so they can choose to visit any sites depending on the hours they have in mind. Clients can choose to have longer tours at an extra cost. Our driver/guide will take you around and show you Malta's most interesting sites. Clients may request to stop to take pictures along the way any time. Please note that price quoted does not include any entry/admission fees to any place nor any boat trips. Kindly indicate in your booking whether you would like to take the North Tour or the South Tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$158.77
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$158.77
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Private Malta Tour (full day)

Private Malta Tour (full day)

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If you have just one day to visit Malta, then this tour is best suited for you! Price quoted is for an eight-hour tour, which includes the main sites normally visited by travellers to Malta, however, tailor-made tours can be arranged where clients can choose to visit other places, if they wish. From the old and silent city of Mdina to the rich capital, Valletta, walk through the prehistoric temple of Hagar Qim and take a traditional boat or dip your feet in the mesmerizing sea around the Blue Grotto, this tour takes visitors to Malta on a journey around the island and across thousand of years. Clients may request to stop to take pictures along the way any time. Please note that price quoted does not include any entry/admission fees to churches, museums, and other places nor any boat trips.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$352.84
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$352.84
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Half Day tour Mosta Dome, Ta Qali Crafts Village, Rabat & Imdina

Half Day tour Mosta Dome, Ta Qali Crafts Village, Rabat & Imdina

This tour comes for not more than 4 persons. Mosta Dome is one of the biggest church in Malta, its even bigger than St Pauls in London. Mdina glass is the leading maltese glass maker will be visiting the shop and also the factory where they blow the glass. Crystal Palace in Rabat 'town in the northern' is a shop where you can taste our traditional Maltese pastizzi (small, flacky pastry puffs filled with mushy peas, or ricotta cheese or even chicken) you can also enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee. Last stop maltas oldest city Mdina. Mdina is also known by its title Citta Vecchia or Citta Notabile. In Mdina you will find several barque features and even several types of restaurants where you can have a lovely lunch (your expence), one of them named Fontanella tea garden wich has amazing view and good pasta, also famous for its desserts and coffees. Hope you enjoy your tour.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.42
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$180.42
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Full-Day Mosta, Mdina, and Rabat Tour from Valletta

Full-Day Mosta, Mdina, and Rabat Tour from Valletta

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Visit three Malta cities in one day on this full-day tour from Valletta. Admire the famous Mosta Dome, visit St. Paul's Cathedral and Ta Qali Crafts Village in Mdina, enjoy a walking of historic Rabat, and take in the views from the Dingli Cliffs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.95
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$64.95
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Mosta Crafts Village Mdina and Valletta Full Day Tour

Mosta Crafts Village Mdina and Valletta Full Day Tour

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Explore Malta’s historic architecture, handicrafts, and history on a full-day tour of Malta, Ta’Qali, Mdina, and Valletta. You’ll see some of Malta’s highlights and a part of Valletta’s UNESCO World Heritage Center. This full-day Malta tour includes entrance fees and pickup and drop-off at hotels in selected towns, and it’s the perfect overview of the island for first-time visitors.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.40
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$63.40

Malta By Night (Private Cab Tour)

Malta By Night (Private Cab Tour)

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Pick up from your hotel or main point at 8pm, Driving through the main areas of Malta. Leading to European Capital of Culture for 2018 Valletta. One can find St John's Cathedral, Churches, Museums, Arts, Buildings, Memorials, branded shops and lots more. After we lead to the magnificient 3 Cities. Walking through the waterfront of Birgu (Vittoriosa) and Isla (Senglea), combined with a visit to Bormla (Cospicoua). Will also visit the Silent Magical City Mdina and also Rabat. A must seen heritage city. After we drive from under Mdina to the newly Basilica Mosta Dome. We return back to pick up points.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.03
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From
$166.03
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Private full day trip in Malta

Private full day trip in Malta

Seize the day and book an unforgettable trip around Malta for your party! This excursion will give you a personal insight into what people have found fascinating about Malta for thousands of years. Hopefully, it will give you a thirst to discover more - ask your guide about returning to places of interest or visiting our sister Island Gozo and even a private boat charter.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$214.85
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$214.85
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Carpe Diem Malta - A Private day trip around Malta

Carpe Diem Malta - A Private day trip around Malta

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Seize the day and book an unforgettable trip around Malta for your party! This excursion will give you a personal insight into what people have found fascinating about Malta for thousands of years. Hopefully, it will give you a thirst to discover more - ask your guide about returning to places of interest or visiting our sister Island Gozo and even a private boat charter.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$429.70
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$429.70
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4-hr day tour around Malta

4-hr day tour around Malta

Price quoted is for a four-hour tour of the North of Malta. We have included the main sites normally visited by travellers to the island, however, tailor-made tours can be arranged where clients can choose to visit other places. Clients can choose to have longer tours at an extra cost. Tours are offered and structured according to clients' needs and wishes and your driver will take you around and show you Malta's most interesting sites. Clients may request to stop to take pictures along the way any time. Kindly note that price quoted does not include any entry/admission fees to any place nor any boat trips.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$204.48
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$204.48
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8 days best of Malta guided tour

8 days best of Malta guided tour

This tour will enable you to discover the best of Malta. The Maltese islands include the main islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino. The islands lie at the cross-roads of the Mediterranean and are filled with history and colour. Malta’s capital city Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as are Malta’s famous Megalithic Temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum. Valletta is described by UNESCO as “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.” Valletta has also been listed in CNN’s 20 most beautiful World Heritage Sites.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$553.30
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$553.30
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5 days Malta highlights guided tour

5 days Malta highlights guided tour

This tour will enable you to discover the highlights of Malta. The Maltese islands include the main islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino. The islands lie at the cross-roads of the Mediterranean and are filled with history and colour. Malta’s capital city Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as are Malta’s famous Megalithic Temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum. Valletta is described by UNESCO as “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.” Valletta has also been listed in CNN’s 20 most beautiful World Heritage Sites.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$360.85
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$360.85
Price varies by group size
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Malta Shore Excursion: Malta in One Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Malta Shore Excursion: Malta in One Day Private Sightseeing Tour

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Leave the cruise port behind and spend the morning exploring beautiful Malta on this private, half-day shore excursion. In the company of your very own driver-guide, you’ll be whisked around the archipelago of Malta. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the UNESCO-listed capital city of Valletta, taking in top sights like the Grandmaster’s Palace and the Mosta Dome from the comfort of your private vehicle. You’ll also visit Upper Barrakka Gardens and have free time to explore at your own pace.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$196.06
Price varies by group size
From
$196.06
Price varies by group size
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are Mosta Dome hours of operation?
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Mosta Dome hours of operation: Mon-Sat 9am-12pm; 3pm-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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