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84-5140 Painted Church Rd, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8409
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting Fun Fact - the mural of hell is the only one that hasn’t been preserved well over the years .. hmm!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pragatic2014
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had visited here fifteen years ago. It was worth a return visit. Besides the uniquenss of the painting inside the church, it had a unique manager scene on the outside as preparation for the upocming Christmas season. Instead of being in a manager, the Holy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Freedom817187
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the stop if you are passing by, the paintings are lovely to see. Great piece of history being shared. The grounds are quiet and peaceful. Lots of parking.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank crazyone2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A close drive from south kona. A nice quick stop for some lovely pictures. This would be a pretty location for a wedding.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank horseloverManitoba
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

This is a welcoming church for travelers. We were in need of Catholic mass and was told about this via Sunlight on the Water... We received a lei as a welcoming gift. The choir was awesome! Gorgeous church! Beautiful grounds! And certainly peaceful! We left...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

We visited the Painted Church and it is a place of peace, yet vibrant in history and story depicted on the walls in hand painted murals. The struggle of Christianity is evident and reminds us to stop and reflect.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank andrewlG9728IY
Reviewed 31 October 2018

This church is a little off the beaten path on the way to City of Refuge. Father Velghe painted this church with pictures of lives of the saints to teach his parishioners who couldn't read or write. It is very colorful. There is a little...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

The church was moved and reassembled. Painted by a priest with no known talent but beautifully done. A hidden gem of a place to visit. There was a docent the day we were there who was very helpful with the history of the church. Currently...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kerry G
Reviewed 24 October 2018

When Father John Veighe of Belgium moved his church to the slopes of Mauna Koa in 1899, fetched a bucket of house paint, and then proceeded to adorn every inch of the church's insides, his purpose was to educate the islanders about Catholicism. Today, St....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Laura C
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We stopped briefly to visit this church while exploring Kailua-Kona. The paintings inside were beautiful. It was a pity the outside had scaffolding as it is a pretty church to photograph.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Yes, the church has a ramp to the front door.
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