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
Review Highlights
The Quietest Place in Houston

This place is quiet. It's silent. Go here to clear your mind, meditate, or just get some peace and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Solemnity, thy name is Rothko

Not for everyone's taste, and not requiring a very lengthy visit. But definitely worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ken B
wilds of New Jersey
Read all 313 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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 good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
1409 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4829
Neartown/ Montrose
+1 713-524-9839
Write a Review
Reviews (313)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 313 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is quiet. It's silent. Go here to clear your mind, meditate, or just get some peace and quiet. Designed by Rothko, the interior also features paintings by the artist. And everything is grey. All religions and denominations are welcome.

Thank Shutter_Bug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not for everyone's taste, and not requiring a very lengthy visit. But definitely worth a visit: the highlight of the entire Menil art scene.

1  Thank Ken B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rothko Chapel is the iconic cultural site in Houston that is admired throughout the world. The key to understanding it? It’s a chapel not an art gallery. To be sure, it was constructed in very close and intentional collaboration with the patrons, the architects...More

1  Thank EdgarCosset
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting the Rothko Chapel is a profound experience. The moment you enter, you feel a deep silence. In a world full of cell phones and electronic gadgets, it is a special experience to be in a place of such contemplation and stillness. It was like...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was the chauffeur for my friend who had to visit this tiny space. I waited in the car after an arduous time of trying to find street parking. I eventually joined her after she told me there was a reflecting pond that would make...More

Thank Norris A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rothko's paintings are stunning, in the setting and with the lighting. The docent approached us and gave us useful background.

Thank Betsy J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will concede that this is not a place for everyone. This will appeal mostly to those with a keen eye for modern art and who's curiosity goes beyond the norm regarding art. It is not as challenging as the near-by CyTwonbly Gallery but it...More

Thank elgreco_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a beautiful sunny Sunday. My Houstonian friend told me before hand...this place we were going...it welcomes all religions. It's a sanctuary of sorts. A place where 14 or so Rothko's hang, all black, and you could pray and meditate. He told me the...More

Thank Nobias1
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I was in town for work and the evenings were boring, so I looked up a few interesting sites of attraction and stumbled upon the Rothko Chapel based on sculpture "Obelisk" and found myself more drawn to the site/area of town after my arrival. The...More

Thank kymm530
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Rothko Chapel is a place of power... This place is a non-denominational chapel for meditation ... It is very simple octagonal room with a 14 Black paintings by famous Russia-born American artist - Mark Rothko. There is nothing to see, but a lot to feel......More

Thank Alexander_Anton_St
Nearby Restaurants
Bistro Menil
133 reviews
.20 km away
The Pit Room
58 reviews
.41 km away
Anvil Bar & Refuge
71 reviews
.62 km away
92 reviews
.52 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Menil Collection
724 reviews
.20 km away
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
28 reviews
1.23 km away
Cy Twombly Gallery
17 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