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This view of Mosta was taken from the ramparts of Mdina at the end of the afternoon.
The view from the walls is awesome. Everytime someone got on and discovered what lay in front of them, the reaction was always the same "Wow !!"
Mosta is situated west of Valletta the capital and 4.5km north of Mdina the former capital where the photo was taken.
The contrast between the huge dome and the multitude of typical mediterranean houses is very noticeable.
It's the dome of "La Rotunda de Santa Marija Assunta" built between the 1830's and the 1860's.
The cupola is one of the largest in the world, with a diameter of 37,2m and a height of 61m.
10000 people can take place in this church, when the population of the city counts 19000. Malta is indeed a very catholic country, with a church, a chapel or a monastery in every street of a town.
The dome miraculously escaped destruction during the 2nd World War, when an Axis bomb hit it but failed to explode.

A few WS to get to know a little more about the place.

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