Holy Ghost Church
Maui Agricultural Research Center
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Lonely Planet review
Waiakoa’s hillside landmark, the octagonal Holy Ghost Church was built in 1895 by Portuguese immigrants. The church features a beautifully ornate interior that looks like it came right out of the Old World, and indeed much of it did. The gilded altar was carved by renowned Austrian woodcarver Ferdinand Stuflesser and shipped in pieces around the Cape of Good Hope. The church is on the National Register of Historic Places.