In Civilization IV the World Wonders, or Great Wonders, are unique structures that have high production costs, but provide additional gold, culture, or other potent benefits when completed. If one civilization completes a World Wonder, no other player can build it. National Wonders, sometimes called Small Wonders, can be built by all players, even if another civilization has already finished one; there is no requirement to be the first to complete it.

Great WondersEdit

In addition to these, the Religious Shrines could also be counted as Great Wonders.

National WondersEdit


Main article: Religious shrine (Civ4)

In Civilization IV, the religious shrines are the most sacred buildings of religions. Players usually just call them shrines since there are no other shrines in the game. Each religion has its own shrine, but other than their names and their particular religious affiliation, all the shrines have exactly the same attributes.

Religion Shrine
Buddhism (Civ4) Buddhism Mahabodhi (Civ4) Mahabodhi
Christianity (Civ4) Christianity Church of the Nativity (Civ4) Church of the Nativity
Confucianism (Civ4) Confucianism Kong Miao (Civ4) Kong Miao
Hinduism (Civ4) Hinduism Kashi Vishwanath (Civ4) Kashi Vishwanath
Islam (Civ4) Islam Masjid Al-Haram (Civ4) Masjid Al-Haram
Judaism (Civ4) Judaism Temple of Solomon (Civ4) Temple of Solomon
Taoism (Civ4) Taoism Dai Miao (Civ4) Dai Miao


Projects, like wonders, have World Projects and National ("Team") Projects, which adhere to the same construction rules as World Wonders and National Wonders except that they cannot be hurried.

World ProjectsEdit

National ProjectsEdit

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