Production Cost 40
Maintenance 1
Unlocked at Pottery
The Shrine is a building available in the Ancient Era.

Game Info

  • +1 FaithIcon Faith

With Social Policies / Tenets:

  • Organized Religion (Piety): +1 additional FaithIcon Faith

With Religious Beliefs:

  • Ancestor Worship (Pantheon): +1 CultureIcon Culture
  • Feed the World (Follower): +1 Food Food
  • Asceticism (Follower): +1 Happy Happiness if there are 3 followers


Shrines are sacred monuments typically built to memorialize revered cultural icons or religious figures. Represented in nearly every religious denomination found throughout the world, shrines play an important role in religious ceremonies in both public and private worship.

Unique Building Replacements

Icon Building Civilization Yields
Apacheta The Aymara (Tupac Katari)
  • +25% Traderoute Land Trade Route range
  • +1 FaithIcon Faith per outgoing Land Trade Route
  • +12.5% Production Production Cost (45 v. 40)
Dragon Bone Pit Shang (Wu Ding)
  • Has 1 slot for a Greatwork Great Work of Writing
  • When filled:
    • Increases the Religious Pressure of the City by +20%
Eternal Flame The Cherokee (Attakullakulla)
  • No Gold Maintenance Cost
  • Units automatically create Eternal Flame in Cities they found/capture
Hypogeum The Etruscans (Tyrrhenus)
  • Unlocked at Mining
  • +2 CultureIcon Culture
  • Extra maintenance cost
Kumbum Tibet (Songtsän Gampo) (LastSword)
  • +1 additional FaithIcon Faith
  • +2 Goldenage Golden Age Points
Nato-oh Siskoom The Blackfoot (Crowfoot)
  • Building near fresh water gives a FaithIcon Faith boost
  • Available at Agriculture
  • No Gold Maintenance Cost
Pyramid The Maya (Pacal)
  • +1 additional FaithIcon Faith
  • +2 Science Science
Sacred Grove Lithuania (Gediminas)
  • Available at Agriculture
  • Claims all forest tiles near the city when built.
  • Forests in the city's borders exert pantheon pressure.
Sacred Grove Lithuania (Vytautas)
  • -25% Production Production Cost
  • +3 Happy Global Happiness if the City has no majority Religion
Sauna Finland (Mannerheim)
  • +2 FaithIcon Faith
  • Has 1 Greatwork Great Work of Writing slot
  • Units built in this city heal 10 HP per turn in Finnish borders
Vatadage Sri Lanka (Parakramabahu I)
  • +5% Border expansion rate per Faith building in the city

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