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The Painted Church

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Address: 84-5140 Painted Church Rd, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8409
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Simply a step back in time. Painted over 100 years ago

This is an amazingly simple church which celebrates its' past. Paintings still stand and are over 100 years old. Not the Sistine Chapel but still an expressive peek into old... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an amazingly simple church which celebrates its' past. Paintings still stand and are over 100 years old. Not the Sistine Chapel but still an expressive peek into old Hawaii. Less than an hour but the colors stay in your mind for days.

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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our way back from visiting a nearby National Historical Site. It is on a tiny, winding side road, but only a few minutes off of the beaten path. I'd advise slowing down on the Painted Church Road. No shoulder at all and very narrow. We were greeted and accompanied on our tour by two friendly dogs... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A unique old church filled with paintings on the walls of Bible story depictions, painted by the church's founder to help him tell the stories to Hawaiians whose language he didn't know. There was a wonderful volunteer who shared the history of the place with us. The gardens around it are beautiful too

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North Liberty, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful inside and out. Be careful on the road in and out of the church as locals do walk on it. Definitely plan to give a little cash donation, couple bucks or five dollars.

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Thank Serena C
Pahoa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church in Honaunau, near Captain Cook, like The Star of the Sea Painted Church in Puna, has come to sit where it does after having been moved from its original location near the Place of Refuge. This move was not on account of a lava flow, but due to the inclement heat. So the original church... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is St. Benedict"s painted church. The interior is beautiful. There is the stations of the cross on its grounds. Sit on a bench near the Church entrance and gaze beyond - and you'll feel the peace and serenity of the place. There is a little hut before approaching the church where you can donate or buy small religious items.

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Bozeman
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11 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This little church is a must see. The hand painted interior is amazing and the grounds are wonderful to walk. Be sure and leave a donation, if possible. They rely on donations to keep this church open and maintained. It is a very special historical landmark and important to the people of Hawaii.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

When I initially saw St. Benedict's historic painted church, I thought it was an unassuming white building with a sloped green roof. But the exterior of St. Benedict's Catholic Church, hides its wonders and history that is secured on the inside. The volunteer who told us about Belgian priest Father John Velghe and his beautiful frescoes was a delight and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Pretty historic little church up on the hill. We were the only ones there on a Sunday. It's off the beaten path so plan to check out some other spots while you're in the area

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Aurora, Nebraska
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

The Painted Church was a pleasant surprise to walk into. There were fresh fruits available for purchase on the honor-system as you walked up. The church and cemetery are historical and delightful. The paintings inside the church are detailed and beautiful. We were the only visitors at the time so we were able to spend as much time as we... More 

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