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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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Short but worthwhile visit

Beautiful little church with paintings inside. There was a guide who spoke to us about the man who did the paintings. The grounds outside were lovely and full of flowers with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A must see tour. we were fortunate to listen to the current priest speak to the history of the church.

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Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful little church with paintings inside. There was a guide who spoke to us about the man who did the paintings. The grounds outside were lovely and full of flowers with plenty of photo ops! There were restrooms available by the parking lot but no food or drinks.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This small church overlooks the island coastline and vast Pacific Ocean. Access is only possible by car or bus because it is about 3km off the main road. Once you fund the church, a small lane off the main road it is easy to see why the church was built here; the views are outstanding and well worth the drive... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you have the time to drive down and through Kealakekua to get here, do so. The church and the church grounds are so lovely. They have a nice selection of souvenir trinkets and religious items that look like maybe they are handmade by parishoners. The inside of the church is truly beautiful. Just a small, country church that tells... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It's a unique church you will not want to miss. While visiting a Kona Coffee Brewing Company and later in the day Pu'uhonua (The Refuge), I stopped in to see Saint Benedict's Catholic Church (aka: The Painted Church. The little white pops out against the lush Hawaiian landscape but the surprise is when you step inside. The original church was... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

So beautiful. Inside and out. The view from the steps out to the coast breath taking. Was unable to go up to the gardens due to time restrictions. Go let me know

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This church is such an entrancing art experience and piece of history. I had never seen anything like it. I find little to add to the recent reviews except that if you go (and you should if you are in the area) and you enjoy its art and its history, please find it in you to leave a small donation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We were lucky to encounter the director of the foundation created to preserve this Church. Built and painted by hand by one Belgian priest over the course of a few years beginning in 1899, you can still see the trompe l'oeil version of the cathedral of Burgos, Spain painted behind the altar. The ceiling represents the Hawaiian sky, the columns,... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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