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"My ancestor Darius made this Apadana, but it was burnt down. By the grace of Ahuramazda, Anahita, and Mithra, I reconstructed this Apadana."
–Artaxerxes II
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The Apadana is a Classical Era Wonder in Civilization VI. It must be built adjacent to a civilization's Capital6 Capital.

  • Effects:
    • +2 slots for Great Works (any type)
    • +2 Envoy6 Envoys when any wonder, including Apadana, is built in this city.


Anyone looking to build a large number of Wonders or wanting to enjoy the bonuses of city-states need look no further than here! The Apadana is a monster of Envoy6 Envoy generation, providing +2 Envoy6 Envoys when it is built and 2 more Envoy6 Envoys whenever any other wonder is built in the same city. Try to build as many Wonders as you can in the same city as the Apadana to maximize Envoy6 Envoys. Civs that are good at Wonder-building such as China, France, and Egypt will especially reap the benefits! Alternatively, Pericles may desire to build this Wonder due to his bonus Civ6Culture Culture for being the Suzerain of city-states. But do be careful - since it must be built adjacent to the Capital6 Capital's City Center, only six tiles at most will be eligible to construct it.

The two slots for any Great Work can help anyone who finds themselves short of slots to put specific Great Works in.

Note that the Apadana does not grant Envoy6 Envoys for Wonders already built in the same city before it is completed.

Civilopedia entry Edit

Though an apadana was a specific style of ancient construction, the Apadana at Persepolis most typified the style. Dozens of columns supported a wooden roof, all built atop an elevated stone surface accessible by large staircases. The structure was open to the elements, though temporary “rooms” could be created by hanging cloth between columns.

Darius the Great began construction of the Apadana at Persepolis, and Xerxes I completed it. The dynasty’s accomplishments were literally carved into the wall, whether text declarations or reliefs depicting the splendor and majesty of the Persian kings. Unfortunately for the Achaemenids, the Apadana was mostly destroyed by Alexander the Great’s forces during his Persian conquests. Some of its columns remain standing in the modern day.

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Related achievementsEdit

Steam achievement Envoy Convoy (Civ6)
Envoy Convoy
After building the Apadana wonder, construct 7 additional wonders in the same city
This is a rhyming reference to the Apadana's ability, which is to grant two envoys for each wonder (including itself) built in the city starting with its construction. This would be using a somewhat figurative definition of convoy.
Wonders in Civilization VI

AlhambraAmundsen-Scott Research Station1Angkor WatApadanaBig BenBolshoi TheatreBroadwayCasa de Contratación1Chichen ItzaColosseumColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerEstádio do MaracanãForbidden CityGolden Gate Bridge2Great Bath2Great LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat ZimbabweHagia SophiaHanging GardensHermitageHuey TeocalliJebel BarkalKilwa Kisiwani1Kotoku-in1Machu Picchu2Mahabodhi TempleMausoleum at HalicarnassusMeenakshi Temple2Mont St. MichelOracleOrszágház2Oxford UniversityPanama Canal2PetraPotala PalacePyramidsRuhr ValleyStatue of Liberty1St. Basil's Cathedral1StonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj Mahal1Temple of Artemis1Terracotta ArmyUniversity of Sankore2Venetian Arsenal

Natural Wonders

Chocolate Hills2Cliffs of DoverCrater LakeDead SeaDelicate Arch1Eye of the Sahara1Eyjafjallajökull3Galápagos IslandsGiant's Causeway3Gobustan2Great Barrier ReefHạ Long Bay3Ik-Kil2Kakadu4Lake Retba1Lysefjord3Mato Tipila2Matterhorn1Mount EverestMount KilimanjaroMount Roraima1Mount Vesuvius2Pamukkale2PantanalPinnacles4PiopiotahiSahara el Beyda2Torres del PaineTsingy de BemarahaUbsunur Hollow1Uluru3Vinland4 YosemiteZhangye Danxia1

1: Added in Rise and Fall2: Added in Gathering Storm3: Requires DLC4: Specific scenario games only
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