Church of the Assumption
Some claim this Roman Catholic church, located in the central town of Mosta on the main island, has the fourth largest dome in Europe, while others will argue it’s the third largest. Either way, the rotunda and its 122-foot diameter was loosely based on Rome’s Pantheon and is famous for another reason: During a 1942 air-raid a German bomb entered the dome and landed on the floor of the parish, which was at full capacity at the time. Miraculously, the bomb didn’t explode and the people inside escaped unharmed.
By Sara Lieberman, AFAR Contributor
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