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The Painted Church

84-5140 Painted Church Rd Captain Cook, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
808-328-2227
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Honaunau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Rhode Island
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164 reviews 164 reviews
126 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

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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USA
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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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Winter Haven, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A very nice little church but the interior painting make is seem much larger. Well worth the stop. The church grounds are also interesting with its small cemetery in front.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

There's not much that I can add to the 157 previous posts, other than the coordinates to make it easy to find with your GPS: N19.43464, W155.88850. Saturday mass is at 4:00 and Sunday mass is at 7:15am.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Painted Church is not right off the main road so if you didn't have a plan to visit it you will probably miss this hidden treasure. The church is very pretty and the grounds are beautiful, as well. It's a quick little visit. Be sure to bring cash to purchase craft items (on the honor system) to support their... More

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Annapolis, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is only worth it to those that are really into history and/or churches. It was a tiny church with pretty paintings. I stopped here with my daughter. The people were friendly and were getting ready for a service that was starting shortly.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I visited this church twice during July 2014, and was impressed both times. The wall and ceiling paintings in this church are wonderful. I have to admit that I wonder how much longer this open church will be able to maintain these colorful paintings however, because it is obvious the heat and humidity of Hawaii are taking their toll. There's... More

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