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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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A Moment of Peace and Admiration

Off a small road and looking down on it is this beautiful little church. The outside view is like stepping back in time. But the inside is what you will sit down and look at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Chatsworth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Off a small road and looking down on it is this beautiful little church. The outside view is like stepping back in time. But the inside is what you will sit down and look at. Paintings on the wall represent various scenes from the bible painted in a folksy manner by the priest who wanted to educate his flock, many... More 

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Thank Barry D
Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The church itself is beautiful, though different from most churches, but the story of what went into building it and the creation of the paintings, and meaning behind them, is just wonderful. The docent who told our tour that story helped to make this a wonderful stop. The grounds are worth the time to stroll them.

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atlanta georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, serene church. The paintings are throughout the church from ceiling to walls. Would visit again were I in the area.

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Auburn, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love visiting old churches, especially those with interesting stories and history and the Painted Church does not disappoint. It is over 100 years old and the paintings have aged some, but considering the climate, it's still very vibrant. I love how the church pastor was an untrained artist for the building and he did quite well! It's a short... More 

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Thank Christopher K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked in the side of a great hill midst little houses on the edge of the southern point did we find this lovely Catholic church grounds with a fruit stand, cemetery, and restroom facilities. It is simplistic with paintings on the walls and ceiling. For a donation you can take a brochure, postcards, star fruit, or avocados. Restful place with... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful church near the place of refuge and worth the stop. It is a quick stop about 30 minutes but beautiful view and beautiful paintings in the church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is amazing to see the locations where hot lava ran everywhere around a singular location. I can see where you could very superstitious watching these phenomenons.

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful hand painted small Catholic Church. Historic old church and cemetery. Give a donation when you visit as it is a church and they rely on the honor system, be honest and give $5 donation!

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Venice, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unusual. The inside walls are painted, and so beautiful. Like a rainbow inside, to include the altar area. The small community church has a commanding view of the ocean outside from its hilltop vantage point.

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Painted Church has an interesting history. Inside are biblical murals which were painted by Father John at the turn of the 20th century. The interior is fascinating. As you turn to leave and pause at the door, there is a spectacular view of the bay and landscape. There is a deteriorating cemetery that is eye catching, too.

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