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Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas

 
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Distance from city center: 18.1mi
tibi's pictureby tibi History & Culture travel tip
added on the 10th of September, 2010
Rothko Chapel is a wonderful place. It was founded in 1970 by Dominique and John Menil. The chapel does not belong to any denomination, or better to say it belongs to all. It's mission is to unite people of different believes and make peace.

In the inside, it is decorated with the murals of Mark Rothko, American painter. They are really fantastic and fit perfectly with modern style of architecture of the chapel.

The chapel's goal is not only peace but also taking action for human rights and justice. It was such a wonderful experience, it is like a melting pot of peaceful people who are filled with love and willingness to understand others. I highly recommend you to visit it if you can.

Address:
1409 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006, USA

Price:
Free.

Opening Hours:
Every day from 10 AM to 6 PM, even during holidays.

On the web:
http://www.rothkochapel.org/index.php

 
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