We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rothko Chapel

1409 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4829
+1 713-524-9839
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
A Place of Peace

Take time out of your busy day, your packed vacation itinerary, your run-of-the-mill schedule to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
travelingBard23
,
Houston, Texas
via mobile
Rothko goes to chapel

It's free. Enter and first feel surrounded by walls of black canvases.Sit on a bench and either... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hellp842
,
Greenville, South Carolina
Read all 346 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
A tribute to contemporary art: this beautiful building contains 14 paintings by the famous artist Mark Rothko and a sculpture by Barnett Newman.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
1409 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4829
Neartown/ Montrose
CONTACT
Website
+1 713-524-9839
Write a ReviewReviews (346)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 311 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Take time out of your busy day, your packed vacation itinerary, your run-of-the-mill schedule to visit Rothko Chapel. Park your car a few blocks away so that you have time to breathe and slow down your pace. Enjoy the view of the fountain and reflection...More

Thank travelingBard23
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's free. Enter and first feel surrounded by walls of black canvases.Sit on a bench and either absorb the quiet-or if like me-focus on each canvas.A face emerged immediately from the first one I pondered.I'll leave my musings out of this, but there was a...More

Thank hellp842
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A stirring and peaceful chapel offers a place of quiet meditation in the middle of the hustle of giant Houston. Within the Menil complex of chapels and art museum.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chapel is a quiet octagonal shaped room with benches in the center for people to sit an contemplate. No talking. Rothko paintings are not my cup of tea but Mrs. enjoyed it. Free entry.

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was totally creepy and depressing. The quiet and whole darkness of the place made me so anxious. I wanted to scream but I opted to walk right out. Stay outside.

Thank jecarter23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had high hopes for the Rothko Chapel after hearing so many people talk about the serenity of it, but in fact I found it dark and depressing. Inside the chapel the walls are dark, unfinished concrete and the Rothko panels are black and dark...More

1  Thank PigeonBlue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In high school when it first opened (1970's) friends raved about it. (I think they were all stoned when they went there - everyone saw something different in the "black" huge paintings.) When I went I was sober and it was very peaceful. I truly...More

Thank Brochstein
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very quiet, very serene. A fantastic place to meditate. Rather sad place, however, as the artist took his own life after doing all that painting.

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is my go to place for peace and quiet. If you need a place to meditate, this is the go to place in Houston. At first look, the Rothco paintings just seem like solid color paintings. However, as you sit and open up your...More

Thank RandS_TX
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This completely innoffensive space seems to offer whatever you want of it. It felt like a calm space where you were able to think whatever you wanted in peace. In daylight I don't think there would be any changing shadows through the lantern ceiling with...More

Thank SimplyFred
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Pit Room
103 reviews
.42 km away
Bistro Menil
147 reviews
.21 km away
Canopy
96 reviews
.52 km away
Revelry on Richmond
23 reviews
.52 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Menil Collection
768 reviews
.20 km away
The Chapel of St. Basil
11 reviews
.30 km away
Cy Twombly Gallery
18 reviews
.20 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Rothko Chapel staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit