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The Chapel of St. Basil

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Address: University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX 77006
Phone Number: +1 713 525 3103

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Beautiful chapel!

The Chapel of St. Basil is a chapel on the campus of the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX, designed by Philip Johnson in 1997. It is next to The Menil Collection campus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2016
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The Chapel of St. Basil is a chapel on the campus of the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX, designed by Philip Johnson in 1997. It is next to The Menil Collection campus. Beautiful building with nature light inside. It has a lovely garden next to it. Be sure to visit the chapel while visit the Menil Collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This is one of the most amazingly modern and simple in decor Catholic worship centers in the city. Most of the churches in this city resemble Gothic style, this is more modern and present day of the city. The architecture is not only simple yet beautiful, but the sense of peace one feels from walking in the door and sitting... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

This is a hidden gem in Houston. It's hard to find information on services, but it is a beautiful intimate chapel with a nice organ and choir. If you need a late mass on Sunday, the 8:30 is great, but get there early because it will fill up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Incredible ornate interior, beautifullly baroque. Went to a wedding there and was impressed with the Greek Orthodox ceremony.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

If you have the chance to tour the University of St. Thomas, make sure you visit St. Basil's. It is very modern and quite unusual. The University itself is worth a trip, Lovely campus.

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