The Santa Maria Rotunda, built between 1833 and 1860, was inspired by the Pantheon of Rome to build its huge dome.
St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral in Mdina (better known as "St. Paul's Cathedral") is a Catholic cathedral, the main church of the Archdiocese of Malta with St. John's Cathedral. The current Baroque building dates from 1697-1702.
The Xewkija rotunda was built between 1951 and 1971. The present church was built to replace the old one which had become too cramped. This first church was kept intact throughout the construction of the new one so that worship could continue to take place. The church was designed according to the plans of the Maltese architect Joseph Damato.