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“Painted Chruch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Painted Church

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
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Belgrade, Montana
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“Painted Chruch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

This is a very old, small church on the side of the road on the way to CApt Cook. It has much Hawaiian history and canbe walked in and around the grounds.

Visited December 2012
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“A nice little unique church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This was a uniquely painted church on the interior. It was an enjoyable visit; but not a site that we would make the drive from Kona just to visit it. If you are going to the Place of Refuge, than it is worth the visit

Visited November 2012
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“The Painted Church”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

It's a great historical landmark, but is in need of preservation and repairs. Worth a stop, but you don'r need much time here.

Visited October 2012
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“A Real Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Even though I am a completely non-religious person I was blown away by the beauty of this small rural church. If you are going to Place of Refuge don't miss this.

Visited November 2012
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“Worth viewing on the way to Place of Refuge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is a pretty little church in the countryside of the Big Island. On the way to Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park (Place of Refuge), we stopped at this church to see the biblical scenes painted inside during the late 1800's by its pastor. Father John Berchman Velghe inspired by scenes in the Sistine Chapel in Rome, painted interior walls of the church with bible stories to provide a visual approach to Catholic beliefs.

Visited October 2012
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