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Star of the Sea Painted Church

Pahoa Kalapana Road, Kalapana, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-936-8660
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Pahoa Kalapana Road, Kalapana, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

If traveling south of Pahoa, this is worth the stop. Its history of being moved to avoid volcano destruction is interesting, and the murals are impressive.

Thank wvlivingston
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

A beautiful little church with amazing murals. A good place to stop and give thanks. There is a small honor system table with fresh fruits and souvenirs out front.

Thank IWork2TravelUSA
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Slow down for just a few minutes to enjoy the interior of this church. Beautiful murals turn this little church into a cathedral – a testament to the dedication of those who painted them.

Thank Jim L
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

... 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

1  Thank babachico
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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
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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
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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

1  Thank Deanna O
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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
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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
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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
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