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The Painted Church

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Address: 84-5140 Painted Church Rd, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8409
Phone Number: 808-328-2227
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Historic and unique church. The priest who painted the inside of this church taught himself how to paint. By the end of his life, his works were being displayed all over Europe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Montgomery, Alabama
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Honaunau, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Painted Church is a tiny little building, painted on the inside to look like a much larger cathedral. It's done fairly well but it only takes a few minutes to see it all. Takes longer to drive down Painted Church Road (from either end) than it does to look it over. If you're going that way, it's worth stopping... More 

Thank Lee S
Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Historic and unique church. The priest who painted the inside of this church taught himself how to paint. By the end of his life, his works were being displayed all over Europe. it was very interesting to hear the curator talk about the history of the paintings and why they were painted the way they were.

Thank ALtraveler64
Aloha, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited an a very hot day and had the church to ourselves. This is a very small church with painted walls and ceiling depicting stories from the bible. Outside there is a small cemetery and a stand to purchase handmade items to help support the food bank.

Thank BeachLoverAloha
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint little wood frame Catholic church with beautiful painted interiors. Unique. Worth a visit. Just 2 minutes off the road.

Thank Bruce F
Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid a visit to this church as part of a tour with the Pride Of America, When we arrived the church was pretty busy, there was a small stall out the front selling local handcrafts, religious statues and a few other things. As it was so busy the Father was giving a talk at the front of the church,... More 

Thank Christian G
West Hempstead, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped there on the way back from the City of Refuge. It is a small Church with beautiful murals. It is a peaceful place and if you are lucky Someone will be there to give you a talk.

Thank teralex7
Port Clinton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is full of murals that all have a meaning and back story. It was built in 1899 and still used for services. There is an old cemetery there too on the grounds. There is so much history and special murals that it is a place to be sure to visit.

Thank Arlene D
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a short trip by on our way from Kona to the Green Sand Beach. It was very peaceful and the grounds around the church are gorgeous. The church is small, but you can spend a bit of time looking at all of the paintings. You can/should give a donation at the front door. There was a small stand... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is beautiful, and well worth a short visit. 10 minutes is probably ample to take in the painted church, worth the detour off the main highway.

Thank Sp8sm8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Truly beautiful little church in a fantastic setting. The artwork inside the church is amazing. Being Catholic, it was especially meaningful, but you don't have to be Catholic to enjoy this.

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