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"While the Colosseum stands, Rome shall stand; when the Colosseum falls, Rome shall fall; when Rome falls, the world shall fall."
–Saint Bede
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The Colosseum is a Classical Era Wonder in Civilization VI. It must be built on flat land adjacent to an Entertainment Complex (with an Arena in Rise and Fall).


One of, if not the most impactful Wonder in the game, the Colosseum is invaluable to players who have many closely-packed cities to benefit from its Civ6Culture Culture and Amenities6 Amenities bonuses. However, its construction is not too competitive due to its restriction: it needs to be built next to an Entertainment Complex (with an Arena in Rise and Fall), the single worst and least-used district in the game. Civilizations and leaders with abilities to hasten Wonder and district construction - including Amanitore, Qin Shi Huang, and Egypt, or even Brazil with their cheaper Street Carnival - should definitely focus on building this Wonder. The Aztecs can also focus on this because they will want their unique Tlachtli up anyway and they can use Builders to build districts very fast (although they are more likely to steal and to build).

One very notable mention is Scotland. The Colosseum has very tight synergy with the Scottish civilization ability, granting them Civ6Science Science, Civ6Production Production, and Scientist6 Great Scientist and Engineer6 Great Engineer points. Considering Amenities6 Amenities from Entertainment Complexes benefit Scotland hugely, it is certainly important for them to be able to build this Wonder.

Civilopedia entry Edit

The Flavian Amphitheater, better known as the “Coliseum” lies in the center of Rome. Construction began during the reign of Emperor Vespasian, c. 72 AD, funded by the spoils from the Jewish Second Temple after the fall of Jerusalem during the First Jewish-Roman War. Built of concrete and stone, it is the largest amphitheater ever built, and one of the great wonders of ancient architecture and engineering. It could hold between 50 and 80 thousand spectators to watch gladiatorial matches, animal hunts, mass executions, and more. By the time medieval Christianity had taken root, it had been repurposed to house low-rent apartments, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a quarry and a Christian shrine. Although knocked about by earthquakes and pillaged by stone-robbers, the Coliseum is still pretty impressive two millennia after the inaugural gladiatorial slaughter.

Gallery Edit

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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