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Rothko Chapel

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Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
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Address: 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX 77006-4839
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+1 713-524-9839
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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Extremely relaxing

Great place to go to take a break. As mentioned by others, the paintings can be seen as all black or carefully observed and/or imagined to be otherwise. Best thing to do is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Houston, Texas
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Houston, TX
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Surprisingly good experience. Wasn't sure when approaching the place but what a calming interior. Takes a little finding but worth the effort. Very cool, and in the heat of the Houston summer very cooling....

Thank TravellingTyke007
Houston, Texas
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548 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go to take a break. As mentioned by others, the paintings can be seen as all black or carefully observed and/or imagined to be otherwise. Best thing to do is just sit down and relax in the cool Chapel or anyplace outside.

Thank mikel12323
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the Rothko Chapel numerous times and I enjoy it every time. Very quiet, contemplative space. You can look at the paintings and see everything or nothing at all. But you're sure to feel a sense of serenity after spending some time here.

Thank Traveling_Girrrrrl
Salem, Massachusetts
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606 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rothko paintings inside are basically black. It's a very subdued environment. Yet people love to get married there!

Thank abecedarius
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommendation: Move along people, nothing to see here! Dark, musty place populated by people trying to make sense of it all: When you enter you try to locate the art then you get out and still wonder: where's the art? Go, watch the nothingness and you'll never go back. Hype and pumped up useless space.

Thank tradetrek
Palm Beach Gardens, United States
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place to sit and meditate or just unwind from daily stress. The quiet and calm of the Rothko Chapel is an inviting place to just relax.

Thank mark0p0lo
East Hampton, New York
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

couldn't get to see the inside because of wedding, but sat outside and very much enjoyed the quietude and minimalist aura of the pool and sculpture.

Thank norbuls
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dull, mind-numbing, sterile. Mark Rothko's "paintings" are huge black squares. I read that he suffered from depression and this place certainly seems the product of a depressed mind. Nothing peaceful or soothing - just a dimly lit, barren cavern. Couldn't wait to get back outside into nature - much more peaceful and meditative to be outside this structure than inside... More 

Thank Leigh Ann T
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

One of the few sites I had time to visit, and #1 on my list, The Rothko chapel is a unique site, I don't think you can be prepared for what emotion it conjure. The Barnett Newman sculpture at the end of the other end of pool at the entry has an interesting history, one worth further investigation. The de... More 

Thank michele g
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

A very beautiful and spiritual place. Very relaxing place to cool off on a hot Houston day. Had heard about t for years, happy to finally see it.

Thank KBS1717

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