Rothko Chapel

Currently Closed
  • Address: 3900 Yupon St, Houston, Texas, United States, 77006
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 1-7135249839
  • Fax: +1-7135247461
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Statue, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums

Rothko Chapel - Review

The Rothko Chapel is where religion and art go hand in hand. It was founded by the De Menils who also created the Famous Menil Collection of Houston. This lovely chapel is a must see in sequence with the Menil Collection if it is on your list.

The place has been designed quite simply and elegantly. The lovely skylight on top of the main prayer area bathes the place in glorious sunlight almost throughout the day. The most striking thing to see here is a beautiful structure called the Broken Obelisk which is dedicated to Martin Luther King Junior. The pyramid with an obelisk like structure standing upside down on its narrowest point is an astonishing site indeed.

Be sure to visit this serene sight which is a church with a great difference. The serenity and minimalism of the building designed by Mark Rothko is worth noting.

How To reach Rothko Chapel by Public Transport

  • Alabama Street at Yupon Street (BUS)

Restaurants Near Rothko Chapel

  • Pepinos Italina Restaurant
  • The Black Labrador
  • Canopy

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TripHobo Highlights for Rothko Chapel

  • Rothko Chapel Address: 3900 Yupon St, Houston, Texas, United States, 77006
  • Rothko Chapel Contact Number: 1-7135249839
  • Rothko Chapel Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Rothko Chapel Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Rothko Chapel(preferred time): 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Rothko Chapel: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Rothko Chapel

  • 14.68% of people who visit Houston include Rothko Chapel in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Rothko Chapel visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Rothko Chapel

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Rothko Chapel

People normally club together Museum Of Fine Arts Houston and Gerald Hines Water Wall Park while planning their visit to Rothko Chapel.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Rothko Chapel Trips

Rothko Chapel, Houston Reviews

  • This was a really nice stop on a warm winter’s day. The grounds were great, and it was well worth coming. But, I also didn’t totally get it. I know about Rothko’s work academically, but I can’t get it to speak to me. We decided not to stay inside long so we could leave the space for people who did get it.

  • A beautiful, sacred space for people to share from all walks of life. A place of true serenity and peace. A wonderful reminder that we're all here for a short time and that what bonds us is our humanity so we must lead with love and good intentions. The few short minutes spent in solitude in the chapel brought me a deep sense of connection to myself that I haven't experienced before. Don't miss this if you're visiting Austin!

  • Nice quiet air-conditioned space to contemplate and meditate, for anyone from various religious backgrounds. No photos allowed inside the chapel though. If you are trigger-happy, the sculpture and reflecting pool outside the chapel are extremely photogenic.

  • Beautiful and relaxing chapel. Ive never had an experience thats so beautiful in such a simple place. If given the chance i think everyone should go and visit.

  • The art and thought behind it deserves 5/5* but the management of this installation ruins the experience! What’s up with the ladies standing in each corner (the front desk staff was nice)!? Them doing so makes it look like a creepy prison and gives the visitor no chance to enjoy the art, peace, and original thought behind all of this. Defeats the purpose!!!

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