St. Raphael Catholic Church is 1 blk. e. of jct. CR 520 and Kōloa Rd., .5 mi. s. on Weliweli Rd., then .5 mi. s. to 3011 Hapa Rd. Founded in 1841, this is the oldest Catholic church on Kaua‘i. Its purpose was to serve the mission founded by Father Robert Arsenius Walsh, who received 17 acres of land from King Kamehameha III in 1843. Visitors can view the historic church, original chapel and grottoes.