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The Painted Church

84-5140 Painted Church Rd Captain Cook, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Honaunau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Seattle, WA
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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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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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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

ST. BENEDICT'S PAINTED CHURCH: Painted Church Rd on mountain side. If you come from south, it is easier to find on right side, but coming from north, sign is almost impossible to see Once you step inside this tiny church, you will be taken back by the beauty of the Koa wood altar and amazing hand-painted artwork depicting colorful biblical... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This little church is a little off the beaten path but its worth finding. The paintings inside are just incredible and the view coming out the front door is priceless.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Limited interest, but quite unexpected after Honaunau bay expérience. Worth a stop on the road back to kona.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Worth a quick visit if you like a piece of history, some artworks, seeking some serenity ... There's a donation box and some craft items for purchase to support the church maintenance. Plenty of parking. At the highway junction, there's a nice coffee shop also offers some good coffee/deserts. Very friendly people also.

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