Churches / Altars, Kailua-Kona
The Painted Church
At St. Benedict's Painted Church you may find no one on duty and have the wonderful church all to yourself. The inside is colorfully painted and has many murals of biblical or other religous significance. There is a stand out front with lots of interesting knick-knacks (many religious) to browse. If you want one you just leave the amount of money posted for it and then just take the item!
Many people take Hwy 11 south from Kailua to Hwy 160 at the Honaunau post office down to the Pu'uhonua City of Refuge National Park and go right on by the turn off for the painted church. A little more than a mile from the post office is a turnoff on the right side of the road that parallels the main road for a short distance. Less than mile down that road on the right is the Painted Church!