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Rothko Chapel

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Address: 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX 77006
Phone Number: +1 713 524 9839
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A tribute to contemporary art: this beautiful building contains 14...

A tribute to contemporary art: this beautiful building contains 14 paintings by the famous artist Mark Rothko and a sculpture by Barnett Newman.

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Beautiful!

Although it can have strange opening hours at time, the chapel is worth a visit. Between you and I, the Rothko canvases are a bit of a letdown if you are after the painter's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nicolas C
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Houston, Texas
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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This might be the most important thing to see in Houston. Read up on it first. It is a place of contemplation. Do not expect flash.

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Kansas City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you happen to be in the area, definitely check it out if you are into art, but otherwise it's just a very small handful of paintings and a sculpture and you're done. Not worth a special trip.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you know anything about Mark Rothko, you know his art is normally composed of very vivid fields of color. When I heard about the Rothko Chapel, i was expecting to see a chapel adorned with colorful and vivid works of art. That was not the case. The paintings instead were dark and monochromatic grey. However, don't be disheartened -... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it can have strange opening hours at time, the chapel is worth a visit. Between you and I, the Rothko canvases are a bit of a letdown if you are after the painter's beautiful bright colors: the ones on show in the chapel are particularly dark and hard to read in the half-light of the chapel. Still: this is... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A special place to visit while you are in Houston regardless of your religious or spiritual beliefs. Great artwork by Mark Rothko and an interesting design of the chapel itself. Its renowned worldwide for its humanist work

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Woodbury Heights, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read some of the reviews on Trip Adviser, we weren't sure if we should skip this or not. So glad we didn't. What a wonderful example of a building as art. Form definitely follows function here. Restful and serene. Probably shocking to someone who doesn't really "get" modern art.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rothko Chapel offers a very calm, peaceful place for one to sit and reflect upon their own thoughts or just simple take a moment to pray. Sometimes you do have people who tend to talk loud but the staff is quick to resolve the issue

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Minneapolis MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess this was exactly what it was supposed to be....a quiet, contemplative place. I certainly felt welcome, and stayed quite a while, meditating, breathing in the atmosphere. But I was surprised by the repetitive nature and colors of Rothko's work. I hadn't read up on what the physical space was like before coming, nor had I read anything about... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A simply powerful and wonderful place to spend time reflecting on the meaning of life or something a lot more personal

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SF Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The simplicity, serenity, art, make this chapel worth a visit. It is amazing how this chapel presented a "modern" awe much as nature does.

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