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“Lovely little church with a view” 4 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 8 things to do in Honaunau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sterling, Virginia
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“Lovely little church with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Be sure to stop by for a look around, either on your way to or from the Place of Refuge below. Painted Church is easy to find, you'll notice the sharply turned driveway marked Painted Church Rd. Just follow that road to the top of the hill and park. The paintings inside are truly amazing. There is indeed a small unmanned Honor Table of handicrafts as you approach the church. It's a nice thought to realize that probably doesn't get abused as often as it might back in the big cities and on the mainland. For a nice bit of history and a most pleasant vista from the front step and all the windows inside, do yourself a favor and visit this little Hawaiian gem.

Visited May 2013
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Regina,Sask.
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“A peaceful beautiful place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Definitely worth stopping here. The small church is unique both inside and outside. The walls are covered with paintings of scenes from the bible and the lives of saints. It is situated on a hill overlooking a cemetery. The grounds are lovely. A peaceful place to spend some quiet time.
There is no charge, but a donation is appreciated.

Visited March 2013
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“An Absolutely Beautiful, Lovely Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

St. Benedict's Painted Church is an absolutely beautiful, lovely church overlooking historic Kealakekua Bay. It was interesting to stop by and see the art of one man who was so passionate to paint the almost the entire interior of the church. Surrounded by beautiful colorful gardens and old cemetery, the place is very peaceful and wasn't crowded so I could take some great shots. The road that we took to the church was beautiful and had some killer views.

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http://www.nadyassideoftheroad.com/2013/05/the-painted-church-big-island-hawaii.html

Visited October 2012
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Volcano, Hawaii
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“So glad it was saved”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I remember when lava threatened to overrun this gem back in 1990. Local folks took it upon themselves to jack it up and haul it out of the way. For years, it sat up on blocks on the side of the road, but now it has been put on a foundation. When you walk in, you will not believe the artwork inside. You will never see anything like it on the mainland.

Visited February 2013
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Renton, Washington
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“Beautiful & Majestic, don't miss it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This was special. Looking out over the ocean, this historic church and it's history was mesmerizing. It's a little out of the way but not by far. Be swept up in the history and the artwork on the inside. Look over the beautiful burial ground and envision the way it would have been 150 years ago.

Visited March 2013
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