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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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