Welcome to City of Mosta
Just northwest of the Maltan capital city of Valletta is the small town of Mosta. Your plans for Mosta travel may be like many others, and aimed at enjoying the citywide celebration of the feast of Saint Mary the Assumption that occurs every August 15 th .
Of course, you might also visit this charming town to see the famous Rotunda as well. This is the home of the third largest “unsupported” dome in the entire world. Remarkably, this dome was the target of a bombing in World War II, but the bomb that hit the building failed to detonate, and the entire structure remained intact and unharmed! The Rotunda is usually the primary attraction to visitors into the city, and it is considered to be one of the finest tourist sites in the world.
Nearby is the Cumbo Tower, which is privately owned, but welcome to visitors. It was the medieval stronghold for the entire city during the Middle Ages, and is also beautifully preserved.
Sightseeing Of Mosta
If you happen to be in Mosta during your visit, then the rotunda church in the village of Xewkija is a wonderful spot to visit. The church was built in honor of St. John the Baptist (each village has a saint that they honor) and is the largest in Mosta.
The Azure Window, the Inland Sea and the the Blue Hole all make going to the spectacular west coast of Mosta very worthwhile. The Azure Window is a cliff outcropping with a hole in the middle. The Inland Sea is a typically Maltese name in that it slightly exaggerates its size (Mdina is referred to as a city with its 400 inhabitants). It's actually a small lake connected to the sea by a tunnel about 100 meters long through the cliffs. In contrast to Xlendi and Marsalforn this place has been spared from development and makes an unusual and picturesque place to swim. The beach surrounding the lake is unfortunately made of pebbles but there are a few piers and terraces in front of the fishermen's boathouses one can also use. The Blue Hole is not a true blue hole in the geological sense but still makes an amazing spot to dive, having won awards as one of the most beautiful diving spots of Europe.
If one only has one day, it is recommended to spend the morning in the Citadella of Rabat, have lunch there, in the cafe next to the cathedral, and spend the afternoon either at Ramla il-Hamra or The Inland Sea.
With two days one can spend the second morning visiting the Ggantija temples and having lunch on the beautiful central square of Xaghra, and the afternoon at the swimming spot not chosen the previous day, bearing in mind that Ramla il-Hamra beach is very close to Xaghra and the Inland Sea closer to Rabat.