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Star of the Sea Painted Church

Pahoa Kalapana Road, Kalapana, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Pahoa Kalapana Road, Kalapana, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

... on your way to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Two Step Beach and Kealakekua Bay. The church is only five minutes off SR 160. It offers a beautiful vista of the Kona coast. The little vendor shed in front of the church has...More

Thank babachico
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful church built in 1928. It had to be moved from its original site because of the lava flow of 1990. We even met a community member who helped yank the church off its foundation and pull it out of the way...More

Thank AnnieP99
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I stopped here on a rainy day and was the only visitor. Church is open and no one tried to sell you anything. The church is worth a visit, lovely paintings.

Thank Matilda F
Reviewed 14 July 2017

If you find yourself frazzled from all the coffee sampling while in this area of Kona take time to stop by this sweet little church for a few peaceful moments. It has beautiful painted murals and a quiet little graveyard. While there was no caretaker...More

Thank Deanna O
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is a great quick stop and likely to be passed by when going to different destinations on the Big Island so take a minute to enjoy the small beautiful church and peaceful grounds.

Thank tiffp1
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This beautiful little church is a must see. We visited the church and walked through the outdoor Stations of the Cross as well as the adjacent cemetery. Nice quiet place.

Thank Cms2716
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Absolutely lovely work of art and history. You can spend a few moments admiring or take some time to enjoy the peace and quiet. Close to the parking lot is a free fruit stand (with a jar to donate if you so choose) with fresh...More

Thank StagerNana
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a wonderful stop while driving around the south side of the island. The story of the church and the Father who did the paintings is a lovely tale of devotion meeting talent.

Thank Penny G
Reviewed 25 April 2017

It's a neat church with a neat history. If stopping by churches is your thing than this is a place to make a short visit. Really pretty on the inside!

Thank chris w
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This beautiful mission church was saved from the lava that engulfed the village of Kalapana, by moving it on a truck. The decorations and history are wonderful. We recommend that you visit and enjoy both the decorations and it's history.

Thank Jim S
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