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The Grand Master's Chapel is a Tier 2 government building in Civilization VI: Rise and Fall. It is built in the Government Plaza district and requires a Tier 2 government (Merchant Republic, Monarchy, or Theocracy) and a Tier 1 government building (Ancestral Hall, Audience Chamber, or Warlord's Throne).


The Grand Master's Chapel is a brilliant building for every civilization that has a great Faith Faith output, as they can quickly "pray" an army into existence. Religious civilizations, who place great emphasis on spreading and defending their religion (peacefully or forcefully) should pick up this building, combined with Theocracy as the preferred Tier 2 government. These include (but are not limited to) Spain, Georgia, Mali, Ethiopia and Poland. Georgia in particular can make great use of this building, since Tamar can get Faith Faith from unit kills. Indonesia can pick this building as well, although they do not fit the above description as much as the other civilizations. If you have good Faith Faith output as Indonesia, you will be the only civilization in the game that can purchase both land and naval units with Faith Faith, allowing you to quickly amass a military for domination on both land and sea. This building also has great synergy with Norway, which will be looking to pillage a lot of tiles regardless.

Civilopedia entry[]

Although rare, religious military orders are an interesting intersection of the spiritual and the earthly. The best have been elite soldiers, and have gone on to occupy a place in the cultural imagination well beyond their historical impact. In the west, there were Crusader orders like the Knights Templar, Knights Hospitalier, and Teutonic Order. Japan produced the sohei, an order of military Buddhist monks.

In the West, the leader of a religious military order is usually called the Grand Master, and he combined the spiritual and military leadership in his person and role. A Grand Master was expected to serve as a paragon for the ideals of his followers, but was also given certain privileges and prerogatives. This may have included the privilege of a private place of worship and prayer, to which he may retire for contemplation, and to gain the strength needed to bring victory to the forces of heaven on earth.

Civilization VI Buildings [edit]
City Center Buildings PalaceGranaryMonument (Old God Obelisk3) • Water Mill (Palgum1) • Ancient WallsMedieval WallsRenaissance Walls (Tsikhe R&F-Only.png) • SewerFlood Barrier GS-Only.pngFortress2Headquarters2Nilometer2Obelisk2
Campus Buildings LibraryUniversity (Alchemical Society3MadrasaNavigation School1) • Research Lab
Theater Square Buildings Amphitheater (Marae GS-Only.png) • Archaeological MuseumArt MuseumBroadcast Center (Film Studio)
Holy Site Buildings ShrineTemple (Prasat1Stave Church) • CathedralDar-e MehrGurdwaraMeeting HouseMosquePagodaStupaSynagogueWat
Encampment Buildings Barracks (Basilikoi Paides1) • Stable (Ordu R&F-Only.png) • ArmoryMilitary Academy
Commercial Hub Buildings Market (Sukiennice1) • Bank (Gilded Vault3Grand Bazaar GS-Only.png) • Stock ExchangeGuildhall2
Harbor Buildings LighthouseShipyardSeaport
Industrial Zone Buildings WorkshopFactory (Electronics Factory) • Power PlantCoal Power Plant GS-Only.pngOil Power Plant GS-Only.pngNuclear Power Plant GS-Only.png
Preserve1 Buildings Grove1Sanctuary1
Entertainment Complex Buildings Arena (Tlachtli) • Zoo (Thermal Bath GS-Only.png) • Stadium
Water Park R&F-Only.png Buildings Ferris Wheel R&F-Only.pngAquarium R&F-Only.pngAquatics Center R&F-Only.png
Neighborhood Buildings Food Market R&F-Only.pngShopping Mall R&F-Only.png
Dam GS-Only.png Building Hydroelectric Dam GS-Only.png
Aerodrome Buildings HangarAirport
Government Plaza R&F-Only.png Buildings Ancestral Hall R&F-Only.pngAudience Chamber R&F-Only.pngWarlord's Throne R&F-Only.pngForeign Ministry R&F-Only.pngGrand Master's Chapel R&F-Only.pngIntelligence Agency R&F-Only.pngQueen's Bibliotheque GS-Only.pngNational History Museum R&F-Only.pngRoyal Society R&F-Only.pngWar Department R&F-Only.png
Diplomatic Quarter1 Buildings Consulate1Chancery1
Walled Quarter2 Buildings Keep2Mass Grave2Plague Hospital2
1 Requires a DLC2 Specific scenarios only • 3 Secret Societies mode only

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