BackArrowGreen Back to the list of wonders
"At Rhodes was set up a Colossus of seventy cubits high, representing the Sun. The artist expended as much bronze on it as seemed likely to create a dearth in the mines."
–Philo of Byzantium
Wikipedia has a page called:

The Colossus is a Classical Era Wonder in Civilization VI. It must be built on the Coast and adjacent to a Harbor. It cannot be built on a Lake.


Despite being almost exactly the same as its counterpart in Civilization V, the Colossus in Civilization VI is not as strong and coveted as it used to be, due to the drastic changes in the overall landscape between the two iterations. In Civilization V, the number of TradeRoute6 Trade Routes a player can unlock is bound to the tech tree, so every player is destined to have the same number of TradeRoute6 Trade Routes, the Colossus is, therefore, good because it provides an edge over your opponents that you cannot get elsewhere. In Civilization VI, however, the maximum number of TradeRoute6 Trade Routes you have depends how many settlements you have, which makes the Colossus' bonus not all that impressive, since you can always get out another Settler in the early game to have an extra city, which eventually will provide your empire more than just a TradeRoute6 Trade Route and a few Civ6Gold Gold per turn. It does not matter which strategy or Victory path you are going for, the Colossus overall is just a mediocre Wonder that should not be too high on the priority list.

Civilopedia entryEdit

Built from the smelted-down brass and iron of abandoned arms and equipment of a failed invasion, the Colossus of Rhodes was a 98-foot depiction of the Titan Helios erected to celebrate the victory. Construction under the direction of Chares of Lindos began in 292 BC, and by 280 was completed, to the amazement of all. Although the details are a bit hazy – the ancient histories being what they are – the towering statue overlooked the Mandraki harbor entrance set upon a 49-foot high marble pedestal. But it only stood for 56 years before being toppled by an earthquake. Ptolemy III of Egypt offered to pay for its reconstruction, but the Rhodians refused because the Delphi Oracle informed them that the gods were offended by it. Though the gods may have been offended, for nearly 900 years the rusting ruins of the statue were a tourist “must-see.” In 653 AD the forces of the Muslim caliph Muawiyah I overran Rhodes, and the new owners promptly sold it for scrap to Jewish merchants, who used – it is said – 900 camels to haul the mass away. From scrap to scrap.


  • The Colossus appears in the Civilization VI intro cinematic with the narrator lighting its torch.


Civilization VI Wonders [edit]

AlhambraAmundsen-Scott Research Station R&F-OnlyAngkor Wat1Apadana1Big BenBiosphère1Bolshoi TheatreBroadwayCasa de Contratación R&F-OnlyChichen ItzaColosseumColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerEstádio do MaracanãForbidden CityGolden Gate Bridge GS-OnlyGreat Bath GS-OnlyGreat LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat ZimbabweHagia SophiaHanging GardensHermitageHuey TeocalliJebel Barkal1Kilwa Kisiwani R&F-OnlyKotoku-in R&F-OnlyMachu Picchu GS-OnlyMahabodhi TempleMausoleum at Halicarnassus1Meenakshi Temple GS-OnlyMont St. MichelOracleOrszágház GS-OnlyOxford UniversityPanama Canal GS-OnlyPetraPotala PalacePyramidsRuhr ValleyStatue of Liberty R&F-OnlyStatue of Zeus1St. Basil's Cathedral R&F-OnlyStonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj Mahal R&F-OnlyTemple of Artemis R&F-OnlyTerracotta ArmyUniversity of Sankore GS-OnlyVenetian Arsenal

Natural Wonders

Bermuda Triangle1Chocolate Hills GS-OnlyCliffs of DoverCrater LakeDead SeaDelicate Arch R&F-OnlyEye of the Sahara R&F-OnlyEyjafjallajökull1Fountain of Youth1Galápagos IslandsGiant's Causeway1Gobustan GS-OnlyGreat Barrier ReefHạ Long Bay1Ik-Kil GS-OnlyKakadu2Lake Retba R&F-OnlyLysefjord1Mato Tipila GS-OnlyMatterhorn R&F-OnlyMount EverestMount KilimanjaroMount Roraima R&F-OnlyMount Vesuvius GS-OnlyPaïtiti1Pamukkale GS-OnlyPantanalPinnacles2PiopiotahiSahara el Beyda GS-OnlyTorres del PaineTsingy de BemarahaUbsunur Hollow R&F-OnlyUluru1Vinland2YosemiteZhangye Danxia R&F-Only

1 Requires DLC2 Specific scenario games only

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

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.