It’s a true Maltese landmark.
Ask anyone to name the most famous church in Malta, and the chances are they’ll reply ‘The Mosta Dome’.
The church is an absolute icon and it’s easy to see why in these stunning images shared by 89.7 Bay fan Fritz Grimm.
The talented German-born photographer has lived in Malta for the past six years.
He regularly uploads stunning drone shots of the Maltese Islands on his Facebook page, Malta Landscape Photography.
What’s so special about the Mosta Dome?
The Mosta Dome has two big claims to fame.
Firstly, the size of its impressive dome. The Mosta Dome is one of the biggest churches in Europe.
In fact, most people in Mosta are proud to tell you that it’s the third largest unsupported dome in the world.
Secondly, the church is a true survivor as it narrowly avoided destruction during the Second World War.
On 9 April 1942, the Luftwaffe dropped three bombs on the church, and two of them deflected without exploding.
However, one 500 kg high explosive bomb pierced the dome and entered the church, where a congregation of more than 300 people were waiting for the start of early evening mass.
The bomb did not explode, and a Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal Unit defused it and dumped it into the sea.
The event was regarded as a miracle, and a replica of the bomb is now displayed in the church for tourists to see.
If you haven’t visited the Mosta Dome yet, what are you waiting for?