Mosta is a village featured in all the tourist guides and books about Malta, the hop on-hop off buses pass by Mosta and many tours offer a visit to this lovely village.
That is not just because it is located in the central area of Malta, boundering with the North Region of the Island, however it is because the village boosts the third largest unsupported dome in the world!
What to see and what to do in Mosta
Infact, definetly the main attraction in Mosta is The Rotunda, the famous Church dedicated to Our Lady of Assumption which is celebrated with a huge programme of events on the 15th of August.
Another time to visit the church is during the Holy Week when the volounteers will carry the beautiful set of statues along the procession to commemorate the Passio Christi.
The miracle in Mosta Dome
The Mosta community is very united when it comes to the Feast of their Lady of Assumption, everyone partecipate and gives their own best to make the Feast a memorable experience.
It was the Mosta community that between 1833 and the 1860s who collected the funds to build the Dome, a neoclassical design of the French Mosta resident, Giorgio Grognet de Vassé.
The Assumption Church always protected its devotees. In fact, on the 9th of April 1942 a German aerial bomb pierced the dome and fell into the church during Mass but failed to explode.
The bomb is visible in the sacristy of the Church and it is consider as the Miracle of the Dome!Mosta past and present
Mosta was surely inhabited since the pre-history as the dolmens found at San Filep Valley show us.
Nowadays Mosta is a vibrant village full of shops, restaurants and coffee shops with two band clubs Nicolo’ Isouard, the oldest one, and Santa Marija, with two fireworks factories.
While the village offers quiet residential areas, the town centre seems to be the core of all the Mosta activities and business where a lot of traffic passes through Constitution Street, one of Mosta’s main streets, connecting the South to the North of Malta.