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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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If you like old churches a must

Church and the grounds and cemetery are beautiful. We got lucky and the custodian gave us a 20 minute talk on the history of the church which is fascinating. Bring some cash to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Church and the grounds and cemetery are beautiful. We got lucky and the custodian gave us a 20 minute talk on the history of the church which is fascinating. Bring some cash to drop in the box to help with preservation of this gem

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Diablo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Founded in the 1800's this beautiful Catholic Church is small but full of character. Hand painted throughout is just lovely. I am very glad we stopped here. It is an active church that welcomes visitiors. The location is up the road from the Pu'uhonua National park(also a must see). The ground even have a pet dog and 2 cats so... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Painted Church on the way to snorkel on the coast, and were glad we did. It's a beautiful church built in 1899 with murals painted inside. A cool little cemetery surrounds it front and back. Have a look at the cemetery at the back, and walk up to see the replica of Michelangelo's 'Pieta'. We even saw... More 

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Thank Sharimck
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice beautiful old church you must visit. It's small and only takes a few minutes to view depending on how busy they are. We arrived early and avoided the crowds! No charge to get in but they do accept donations. Beautiful place.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though I'm not a fan of the history of the missionaries who came to Hawaii and changed their culture, this church has a very interesting history. It is unique and amazing that the paint on the church walls and ceiling have remained in such good condition. Painted Church Rd. is a beautiful and fun drive with small fruit stands at... More 

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Napa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is so unique. It was painted from inspiration more than from skill. The effect is so charming.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quaint little church with spectacular views. Off the beaten path which makes it less crowded. A fun brief stop.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The paintings of the walls are simple but quite effective.it gives a calming atmosphere to the church.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

On an island with so many little churches, this one stands out. Lovely white frame church. Visit if you are passing by

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

It is clear from the grounds that this place is much loved! A beautiful, small church, surrounded by a cemetery where those who also loved it are buried. Worth a look/see, if you are touring the island. Especially lovely were the flowers in bloom when we visited, not fragrant so much but heavily laden with bloom - looking like clouds.

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