Protestant Church of Paofai, Papeete

Protestant Church of Paofai, Papeete

Paofai Protestant Church is considered the center of the Evangelical Church of French Polynesia. It is located across from the Paofi Gardens of Papeete, near the seafront, slightly off the main road. The Church has peach-colored walls and a pale green roof with white inlays.

The windows of the building are plain high pointed arches. The tower has a larger window, a high-pointed spire, and a clock. The Church was built in 1818. The French name for the Church is "Eglise Evangelique" (Evangelical Church). The interior has a nave, two aisles, and a wrap-around balcony. The roof is supported by hand-painted large columns.

The pink-spired temple is a colorful sight during Sunday morning services. The local devotees dressed in white shirts and dresses sing enthusiastically without accompaniment. The effect has been described as angelic.

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Sight Name: Protestant Church of Paofai
Sight Location: Papeete, Tahiti (See walking tours in Papeete)
Sight Type: Religious
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