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Caguana is a cultural city-state in Civilization VI. It was added in the Maya & Gran Colombia Pack.


Caguana's Suzerain can use his or her Builders to build Bateys, which provide bonus Culture Culture that gets augmented by adjacent Entertainment Complexes and/or bonus resources. They are useful for encircling resources such as Wheat Wheat, Rice Rice, and Stone Stone that often appear in clusters on flat terrain. When playing as the Cree, be aware that the Batey's placement requirements are very similar to those of the Mekewap and it may be necessary to decide which one to build based on each city's needs and the victory you're seeking.

Civilopedia entry[]

When Columbus sailed to the Caribbean, the first people that he encountered were the Taino, a group of agricultural people living on what is now Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and Cuba. The Taino were a matrilineal society – they reckoned descent from the mother’s line – and Taino women and men lived in separate communities. They lived in constant tension with the more warlike Caribs (from whom we get the word "Caribbean"), who would occasionally raid Taino settlements by canoe, but despite this, the Taino managed to build a thriving society with a distinct noble class, complex religion, and sports.

Archaeologists estimate that when Columbus landed, there were perhaps two million Taino living in the area. But this number would plummet as a mixture of disease, enslavement, and warfare devastated the Taino. The Spanish priest Bartolome de las Casas, writing just over a decade after Columbus’s arrival, estimated that three million people died in the intervening years. "Who in future generations would believe this?" he wondered.

The site of Caguana, a significant center for the Taino people, lies in central Puerto Rico. It contains near thirty ball courts – arenas where the Mesoamerican ball game was played. In addition, carved stones covered in petroglyphs attest to the site’s significance for the Taino, who associated the nearby mountains with their gods. At its height in the 1200s, Caguana would have been a site of religious festivities, astronomical observations, and sports – activities that were likely linked for the Taino. It remains a cultural heritage site for Puerto Rico.


  • The symbol of Caguana is that of a bird drawn on a stone at the eponymous archeological site in Puerto Rico.
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Militaristic Akkad GS-OnlyCarthageGranada1KabulLahore1Ngazargamu GS-OnlyPreslavVallettaWolin1
Religious Armagh1Chinguetti1JerusalemKandyLa VentaNazca GS-OnlyVatican City1Yerevan
Scientific Anshan1Babylon R&F-OnlyBologna GS-OnlyFez GS-OnlyGenevaHattusaMitla1Nalanda1Palenque1SeoulStockholmTaruga1
Trade AmsterdamAntioch R&F-OnlyBandar Brunei1Cahokia GS-OnlyHunza1JakartaLisbonMogadishu1Muscat1Samarkand1Venice1Zanzibar
1 Requires DLC

R&F-Only Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.