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St. Benedict's Painted Church

  • 84-5140 Painted Church Rd. Map It
  • Captain Cook
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

In the late 1800s, Belgian-born priest and self-taught artist Father John Velge painted the walls, columns, and ceiling of this Roman Catholic church with religious scenes in the style of Christian folk art found throughout the South Pacific. The tiny chapel evokes the European Gothic cathedral tradition and is listed on the Hawaii State Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places. Mass is offered Saturday and Sunday.

Sight Information


84-5140 Painted Church Rd., off Hwy. 160, Captain Cook, Hawaii, 96726, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Free; donations welcome

Published 01/10/2017


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