Star of the Sea Painted Church, Kalapana

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Star of the Sea Painted Church in Kalapana, Hawai'i was built in 1927-1928 under the direction of the Belgian Catholic missionary priest Father Evarist Gielen, who painted the upper section of the church interior.

In 1990, the church was moved to its present location just ahead of an advancing lava flow. It is located on Highway 130 between mile marker 19 and 20, and is open to the public without charge seven days a week from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • Pat of our tour from our cruise ship after visiting the black sand beach. This is a beautiful little church which is reminiscent of days gone by. A nice little stop, look, snap a photo and be on...  more »
  • This is a church that has a little history. Fr Damien was in the area when he arrived in the islands. This curch was built in 1927-28 after he was here but is dedicated to him. Stain Glass is int he.....  more »
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  • Beautiful artwork covers the entire interior of this cute little church.
  • Such a historical church. It was absolutely stunning how much work and heart was put into the church.

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