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)

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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.

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

Building a ShrineEdit

To build a shrine, you must generate a Great Prophet. When you have a Great Prophet, you must move him to the holy city for the religion for which you want to build a shrine. Once you have done that, you will see that the button to make that shrine has become active. (If the city is the holy city for more than one religion, you'll see more than one of the shrine buttons are active.) Press the button to create a shrine, and the shrine is built instantly, with the Great Prophet being consumed in the process. It is possible to have more than one shrine in a single city.


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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