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84-5140 Painted Church Rd, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8409
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank MJGx2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving back from a coffee farm, we approached an intersection with a sign saying “Painted Church 1.6 mi”. I wondered about the name so we drove over. It’s a lovely little Roman Catholic church, with a trompe l’oie gothic cathedral apse painted on the flat...More

Thank Lattelover54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on the way back from a scenic drive around the Western part of the island, it was pretty neat. We didn’t spend a whole lot of time there, but it was interesting to go inside and look at the art work. Upon arrival...More

Thank M0J02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd heard about this place from blogs. It is amazing. The church is an active Catholic church with Mass posted on bulletin boards. The interior is painted with scenes from the Bible, Hawaiian phrases and other inspirational passages. You need to see this.

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little church was truly awesome! That wall and ceiling paintings were wonderful! It was so peaceful and serene.... the grounds were also beautiful with many different trees and plants, a cemetery and a path up a hill with crosses to designate the Stations of...More

Thank Cathy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful church with exquisite painted interior. A true piece of Hawaiian history. An easy stop if you are in the Captain Cook area.

Thank Mitch A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was amazing how the paintings inside the church and the grounds outside blended in perfectly. The church felt homegrown and uniquely Hawaiian. It's a little church, but you could spend some time just looking around it and even walking the grounds, where fruit trees...More

Thank Legopod
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was amazing. Hand painted by a Belgian who wanted to attract people to come to the church. Used house paint which stood the rest of time. Very interesting.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 2 September 2018

My wife and I had a short stop here (around 25 minutes) on a cruise ship excursion but we really needed a bit more time to see the paintings and explore the grounds. When we arrived we were told to enter the church for a...More

Thank Davidjellis
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The Painted Church in Captain Cook is very interesting. It’s a very small church and the paintings make this church unique. Outside, there was a table with religious items (like rosaries) and local fruits. It was unattended and there was a box for you to...More

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mcpugh
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Yes, the church has a ramp to the front door.
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