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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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Interesting Place-Lots of Historical Significance

I visited the church. I did not know what to expect. The church is painted with vivid scenes from the bible. When you enter the church you have to stop and take in the sights... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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152 reviews 152 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I visited the church. I did not know what to expect. The church is painted with vivid scenes from the bible. When you enter the church you have to stop and take in the sights. The colors are well preserved. It is a quiet place. You are free to sit for a while if you choose too. While the walls... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The best part of this tour was visiting this church to see the internal paintings and the talk given by an Deacon of the history how it all came to be located and built,. a must visit regardless of your religion.

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Prince George, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The postcard photos must have been taken many years ago as they don't reflect what you actually see. The walls feature rather primitive hand painted murals that have faded to the point of almost being invisible in some cases. The architecture and gardens are actually more interesting. I liked the way the pillars turned into palm trees when they reached... More 

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Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Every trip to the Big Island we make, we stop to pay respects at St. Benedicts... the "Painted church". Incredibly beautiful and just up the road from the Place of Refuge. Go see it.

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Bryant, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a MUST SEE! A bit out of the way, but what a beautiful trip! The church building is beautiful and the paintings throughout makes God's Holy Word come to life. The gardens and cemetery are a quiet place of reflection of one's life.

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

fab stop, next to joesnuts.com & city of refuge park, great pictures and nice roads easy access.........................

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This historic church was painted in stories of the Bible by Father Benedict to teach the natives about Christianity. The paintings by this professed non-artist are actually quite spectacular and worth studying for their detail and originality. The picturesque setting for this active church is well worth exploring as well: the outdoor Stations of the Cross is lovely and leads... More 

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Florence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a tiny church decorated in the 1800's by murals painted by the parish priest. It is a peaceful place in a lovely setting. The surrounding cemetery is very old and well maintained. The paintings are sweet. When you are leaving the church, a lovely view of the sea greets you. Nice non touristy place to be.

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Clayton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Hmmm, after seeing the Romanesque Churches in Spain, this was a a bit of a letdown. It's a small church, seating no more than about sixty people and it is painted with different religious images like the temptation of Christ and the the writing on the wall at the feast of Belshazzar. These were done at the turn of the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Worth the drive to see the church. No entrance fee, good will offering. Beautiful old cemetery overlooking the ocean.

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