The Cathedral of Our Lady of Mosta in Malta is the third largest domed church in Europe after St. Peter's Cathedral in Russia and the Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul.
When the Germans bombed in 1942, a bomb of more than 200 kilograms penetrated the top without exploding. People believed that this was the blessing of the gods (Figure 6⃣️).
This church is known as the Pantheon of Malta because of the design of the dome. A very magnificent church, with Greek columns and Roman domes, reflecting the diversity of civilizations.
Very good church, third in the world in its class. Legend has it that the guardian of the Virgin was protected from the destruction of World War II. It is recommended for everyone to visit.
The full name of the Cathedral of Mosta Dome is the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin, second to Florence’s Santa Maria del Fiore (45.5 meters), and the Pantheon in Rome (43.3 meters) is the third largest unsupported dome church in Europe (37.2 meters). It was built in 1833 The designer was a Maltese church who was not an architect. On both sides of the colonnade, there are statues of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. The front of the church has a wide platform and two bell towers. At the entrance, there are eight giant stone pillars dedicated to the statue of the Virgin Mary. In addition to the large dome, the Church of Mostar is famous for a "miracle" story. During World War II, on April 9, 1942, a Nazi Air Force bomb fell into the church. At that time, more than 300 people were celebrating mass in the church, but the bomb was not there. The explosion is also said to be a miracle of God’s blessing. The bomb is of the same model. The bomb was thrown into the sea long ago~
Mosta Cathedral, built between 1833 and 1863. The whole church is built with stones, which is very majestic. The frescoes in the church are very precious. There is also a time bomb in the church showroom. It was thrown on the church by German fascists in 1942 and fell through the roof to the ground, but there was no explosion. Now it has become a "cultural relic." During World War II, the Cathedral of Mosta, where the prayer ceremony was being held, was hit by an airplane bomb. However, the bomb fell into the church but did not explode. Thousands of people in the church were not injured. This legend makes the Maltese believe that Mosta Cathedral has the blessing of God and come here to pray more religiously. That shell is now also stored in the church to commemorate this legend and remind people to remember the pain of war.