St. Benedict’s Catholic Church—aka “Painted Church”

In 1904, Father John Velge covered the interior of this quaint little church with religious murals to relate biblical stories to native Hawaiians. These trompe-d’oeil paintings are distinct and unforgettable, from the striped columns to the florid ceiling imbued with shades of aquamarine and red. The church itself is surrounded by a small graveyard spotted with leis, statues, and exotic flowers. It is well worth the visit to this beautiful and secluded church, a miniature Hawaiian version of the Sistine Chapel.

  • 7 Minute Drive
  • 40 Minute Walk
  • 15 Minute Bike