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The Painted Church

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Address: 84-5140 Painted Church Rd Captain Cook, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
Phone Number: 808-328-2227
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Inspirational Visit

We visited the Painted Church on our own. Doing so, it was much more inspirational than visiting with a tour group. We found the artwork within the church beautiful, with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited the Painted Church on our own. Doing so, it was much more inspirational than visiting with a tour group. We found the artwork within the church beautiful, with the story behind the painting inspirational. The location is quite nice, and the gardens are lovely. Avoid being there with a tour!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A sweet little stop over if you're in the Captain Cook area. Well sign-posted from the roads. The church is well looked-after, still regularly used, and has about 6 (not brilliant but quite decent) murals featuring religious scenes to look at. You can buy little knick knacks from a table outside. No-one there when we visited. Public toilet in the... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I really loved the art work on the walls. It really gave you a sense of the family and faith on the Island. The gardens were beautiful, too.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Visited as part of a tour on the island. Lovely church. Interesting historical talk about the man who built and painted it. I recommend it.

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huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Visited a part of a tour - there is a great story behind the church which is superbly well told by one of the church members. There is no fee to enter but you are asked to make a donation to help restoration. Lovely place to visit, a real slice of history

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is our third visit to St. Benedict's Painted Church and we still feel awed. It is so small and yet the interior is very beautifully painted. The parking lot has expanded over the decades, the gardens are now tended to carefully and restrooms have been added. Well worth a short stop if even for five minutes. A few items... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A must see, beautiful church with a incredible view. After receiving communion you turn to go up the aisle and the view gave me goosebumps. The history and paintings are amazing. Father Al is fantastic and the congregation made us feel as we were family. The grounds are beautiful and serene. We will never forget our visit and the peace... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Interesting to visit, perched high and over looking the bay, the interior and exterior offer interesting views. The walls have colourful religious depictions. It's tranquil and a good place to stop and ponder.

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A little church of the Benedictine rule is a delight to visit. The loving care of a priest to paint frescoes to help people understand the Gospel message is heartwarming.

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Definitely worth the small detour to see this beautiful little church set in a lovely garden. The inside really is a joyous sight painted from floor to ceiling. I think you can feel the history of the place.

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