"The Rotunda – inside" Xewkija Things to Do Tip by Diana75

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  The Rotunda - right side
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Once you enter the Rotunda you cannot stop being amazed about its beauty. Made of honey-colored Malta limestone, inside the Rotunda is 64m long and 43m wide.

The fantastic dome with an outer circumference of 85m is supported by 8 columns, while the church has 16 large windows in the lower section and another 16 in the lantern.

The Main Altar is surrounded by 6 side chapels designed by Guze' Galea of Malta with beautiful carvings of Anthony Camilleri and paintings of the young Gozitan artist Paul Camilleri Cauchi.

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  • Written Dec 3, 2006
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