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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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Beautiful little spot

I have attached many photos so you can see how pretty the inside is. You can also walk the grounds and see the flowers. There is a table set up outside with handmade items to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have attached many photos so you can see how pretty the inside is. You can also walk the grounds and see the flowers. There is a table set up outside with handmade items to buy- you are on the honor system to pay for them since no one attends to the table. Several different medals of saints to choose... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Read about this church and had to visit. So glad I did. Pictures are beautiful but to get the full picture you have to visit. So sad that the termites are getting to it. Some how it has to be saved. Bring small bills as the church sells handmade items and they are out by the church. My girlfriend bought... More 

Thank tricia54
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Irrespective of your religious belief this is a beautiful little church, serving the local people and open to the public, and well worth a visit. Situated in close proximity to The Peace Gardens , Captain Cook bay and the Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Park(Refuge) it makes for a great day out.

Thank Escape-overseas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Painted Church, aka St. Benedict Catholic Church, is in the Captain Cook region of the Big Island. An unassuming edifice with a remarkable history we learned of from the curator we were lucky to run into during our visit. This church was originally near seaside to minister to the fishermen in the mid 1800's. By the late 1800's, fishery... More 

Thank Richard G
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit to see simplicity and beauty. Wonderful location. Church paintings are lovely. Really good to go to if you're trying to build a picture of the history of the islands and in this case how Christianity developed here

Thank aptts1962
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very easy to find, an easy drive. It was beautiful! There were some church ladies out front selling crafts to benefit the food pantry so we also got a few little souvenirs for family. The staff inside was more than helpful, explaining the churches history in detail and answered all questions completely. I was really impressed they... More 

Thank Jessica B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This painted church is no Sistine chapel but the effort of the priest who is not an artist can only be nothing but inspired and inspirational. The church is perched high up the mountain and the aura of peace and serenity is remarkable. We came at almost dusk on the way to the Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park. I... More 

Thank pilgrimpinay
Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A couple miles off hwy 11 on the way south out of Kona. Worth a short stop. Interesting painted INTERIOR, burial ground and statue

Thank TravelingBill
Upland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always try to go to the Saturday Mass here at 4:00 pm. The locals greet the visitors warmly and place a crocheted lei on visitors necks. Great sunset photos can be taken from the porch of this church. Don't pass up a visit to this church with many painted walls inside.

Thank Mommikara
Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to find, look up from off the road to see the church off of the winding drive. Still offering weekly mass, visiting is a moving, heart-warming experience. Attend mass while observing a special event (anniversary, special birthday) and you will be recognized and receive a nice memento of your visit. Originally built in mid-1800's, the church was later moved,... More 

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