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The Copacabana is a unique District District of the Brazilian civilization in Civilization VI: Rise and Fall. It replaces the Water Park and must be built on a Coast or Lake tile adjacent to land.


The following buildings can be constructed in a Copacabana:



Brazil is unique in that it is the only civilization in the game with two unique District Districts. As the Water Park is generally much better than the Entertainment Complex, the Copacabana should be prioritized over the Street Carnival in cities that need it.

The Copacabana serves the same purpose for Brazil as its Street Carnival, providing Amenities Amenities and a bevy of Great Person Great Person points when they undertake its special Carnival project. It becomes available later in the game than the Street Carnival, but once it does, it makes a welcome addition to coastal or island cities that have yet to build an Amenities Amenities-boosting district. Its buildings also provide useful bonuses to Tourism Tourism and Science Science.

Like the Street Carnival, the Copacabana also gives its parent city access to the unique Carnival project and the default Bread and Circuses.

Because of how powerful this District District is, Brazil should always consider making a beeline for Natural History. While the Minas Geraes is unlocked at a different civic in the same era, it also requires Coal Coal (in the Gathering Storm expansion, at least), so unlocking the Copacabana first may not actually delay the Minas Geraes.

Civilopedia entry[]

Justifiably one of the most famous beach neighborhoods in the world (and interestingly, named for a place in the highlands of Bolivia) Copacabana looms large in Brazilian identity domestically and around the world. Officially nestled between Fort Copacabana at the south end and Fort Duque de Caxias at the north end, it was a luxurious neighborhood for the elite of Rio de Janeiro for most of its history, with the Copacabana Palace Hotel as its biggest landmark. In the 1970s when the narrow beach was expanded and the area became a booming destination for sunbathers and tourists of all social classes. It has served as a massive venue for concerts, New Year’s Eve celebrations, and even a papal Mass.


Civilization VI Districts [edit]
AerodromeAqueduct (Bath) • Campus (Observatory1Seowon R&F-Only) • Canal GS-OnlyCity CenterCommercial Hub (Suguba GS-Only) • Dam GS-OnlyDiplomatic Quarter1Encampment (Ikanda R&F-OnlyThành1) • Entertainment Complex (Street CarnivalHippodrome1) • Government Plaza R&F-OnlyHarbor (Cothon GS-OnlyRoyal Navy Dockyard) • Holy Site (Lavra) • Industrial Zone (HansaOppidum1) • Neighborhood (Mbanza) • Preserve1SpaceportTheater Square (Acropolis) • Walled Quarter2Water Park R&F-Only (Copacabana R&F-Only)
1 Requires DLC2 The Black Death scenario only

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