travelgrove Travel Tips
 

Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas

 
00
    
Legend
  • History & Culture travel tip
  • City center
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

 
Museum of Natural Science in HoustonMenil Collection
 
 
 
History & Culture
tips

Recent travel tips for Houston

  • Contemporary Arts Museum
    If you're in for a little contemporary art window-shopping, than it is a great place. I have been to Houston only once, and this museum was the best thing I saw. The building is made of something silvery colored metal and it can be [...]
    D: 18.9mi00
  • Museum of Natural Science in Houston
    It is perfect if you are with kids, but you must go anyway. One of the best museums I have ever seen. They have a lot of cool exhibitions, no wonder there are so many people all the time. Some of the greatest are the Dinosaur world, the [...]
    D: 20.1mi00
  • Museum of Fine Arts in Houston
    The Museum of Fine Arts is housed in two buildings (the Law and the Beck building), one in front of the other. You can walk between them through an underground tunnel that connects the two. Law houses permanent exhibitions of modern [...]
    D: 18.9mi00
  • NASA Johnson Space Center
    I went to see NASA Johnson Space center with my brother and it was amazing, totally worth the slightly expensive ticket. Unfortunately we couldn't see everything for the lack of time, but we would definitely go back again. There are [...]
    D: 40.8mi00
  • Maria Selma
    Maria Selma is a great great great Mexican restaurant. I was there a couple of times and I love it - everyone I know does. They have the best margaritas ever and very good service. One can only speak in superlatives about the place. I [...]
    D: 18.1mi00

Things about Houston you may be interested in

 
 
 
guides

Recommended

Houston History

By year 1900 the effort to improve the living quality of Houston were accelerated and by the year 1902 a million dollar project to improve the Shipping Channel of Houston was launched. This again helped to improve the economy of this city. It was by the year 1910 when the population of the city had doubled to around 80000 in a gap of 10 years. Amongst this population one third were the African [...]
 
 
 

More travel tips you might be interested in

Bruges, Belgium
The view from Belfort Tower over this marvelous medieval city is something you don't want to miss. The 366 steps of this 83 meters tower are worth...
Sightseeing: Belfort Tower (Belfry of Bruges)

Basel, Switzerland
The Middle Bridge connects lessor Basel with main Basel. In the medieval days this bridge was half wood and half stone. The reason they did this...
Sightseeing: Middle Bridge

 

Friedrichshafen, Germany
Take a look at the 'Zeppelin museum' in the city center, at the lake of constance. Afterwards you can enjoy the promenade at the lake.
General: Take a look what the city has got to offer

York, United Kingdom
York is a beautiful walled city on the river Ouse, with Viking roots and archeology to explore in the Viking Centre, Tudor buildings overhanging...
General: The Cliffords Tower and Castle Museum

 

Siofok, Hungary
The place with the best night life is definitely Siofok. You can find there parties all night long right near the Balaton lake. Give it a try!
Night Life & Entertainment: Siofok, near Balaton lake

Bhubaneswar, India
The choice to rent a house for your next vacation can be an exciting and enjoyable experience. Unlike with a hotel or a condominium, you are able...
Beaches : Indian Rocks Vacation Rentals

 

Jammu, India
Jammu is vey crowded during the months of october and April due to the holy Navratri season in India. To get good accommodations during these times...
General: Travel tip

Essaouira, Morocco
Essaouria is a beach town in south east morocco. Every city in Morocco has a Medina, which means old town. The entire medina is surrounded by a...
Sightseeing: Gates of Essaouira

 

Waikiki, Hawaii
Diamond Head is one of the most famous vulcanic craters in the world. It was named by British sailors in the 17th century because of the shining of...
Outdoors Activities: Diamond Head

Hue, Vietnam
The Hue cuisine is distinct and is considered one of the best in Vietnam. The list available includes Hue traditional food and Royal Cuisine food...
General: What to eat in Hue

 
 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*