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The Painted Church

Address: 84-5140 Painted Church Rd Captain Cook, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
Phone Number: 808-328-2227
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Honaunau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Midwest USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We really thought this little church was incredible. From the butterfly filled flower gardens and the old growth trees, to it's perfect spot perched on top of the hillside overlooking the bright blue ocean below. The inside of the church is just beautiful. We really enjoyed this stop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The church's claim to fame is the fact that it is all painted. It is really cute and the paintings are beautiful, unfortunately they are a bit faded from time. The property is pretty and there is a nice brief walk up to a statue of Mary and Jesus. They sell rosary beads and other items at the edge of... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a small, well loved church. Hand painted everywhere with palms, biblical scenes, sky overhead on the ceiling. Set on a hill overlooking the ocean. What feeling it will stir in you, no matter what your religious beliefs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This little church was so unassuming that we almost passed it by. Glad we didn't. Loved the brightly colored exuberant artwork.

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Seattle, WA
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33 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Be sure to take the time to walk into the church and check out the beautiful paintings. It was just my husband and myself for most of the time we visited this church and was nice to have a little peace and quiet as we explored.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It was a nice little church, and one of the elders gave us a spirited description of how the church came about, and the life of the Priest. Interesting our coach driver had politely asked us to be respectful, as he had had experiences of people (from Eastern USA) misbehaving. Almost as predicted, another tour bus arrived with a group... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Art work in the church is just great to see and ground present a really nice setting. Also great little fundraiser at the gate.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A nice stop on the way to Captain Cook and the scenic route. A cute monastery lively painted to offer the impresssion of the catholic cathedral. Nice surroundings, bread trees, amazing views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

After snorkeling at Two Step we stopped at The Painted Church on our way back to Kona. It is easy to find using GPS. Looks like it is a nice bicycling road for those enthusiasts. We however drove and there is plenty of parking. It is a small church with painted murals. The view as you walk out of the... More

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Rhode Island
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163 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A small wooded Church with beautiful grounds. St. Benedict's Church is called the painted church because of the beautiful and dramatic murals evident through out the Church. It is a beautiful old Church still operating as a parish. I would have loved to have attended a service here. The views from the door of the church are truly spectacular. This... More

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