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The Palace is a special building that serves as your seat of government in Civilization VI. It is built automatically in the City Center of a civilization's current Capital Capital.


The Palace is, as usual, critical for your initial development. And it is built automatically - you don't need to do anything to enjoy its benefits! Thanks to it, your Capital Capital will almost always be more efficient than any other city, so you shouldn't be surprised that it shows better qualities than other cities.

If your original Capital Capital is captured, the Palace will be rebuilt in the remaining city with the highest Citizen Population. If you manage to recapture your original Capital Capital, the Palace will not move back, resulting in you having two Capital Capitals: one called Original Capital and the other New Capital. At this point, the original Capital Capital serves only to defend against a Domination Victory, while the new Capital Capital receives all the bonuses that come with the Palace, plus those that come with the Capital Capital title (e.g. Loyalty, city-state bonuses from Envoy Envoy, and the Palace Guard Strength Combat Strength bonus). Also, the Capital Capital status also belongs to the new Capital Capital (i.e. wherever the Palace currently is) when policy cards like Colonial Offices, Colonial Taxes, Victoria's ability, the Mission, the Royal Navy Dockyard and the Casa de Contratación wonder are considered. In addition, if Phoenicia has two Capital Capitals, Dido's Move Capital project will move the Palace and the Capital Capital status of the new Capital Capital, while the original Capital Capital remains static for the sole purpose as a condition for the Domination Victory.

Civilopedia entry[]

As soon as some chieftain managed to become a king, he (or she) began to have delusions of grandeur; living in a hut like everyone else just wouldn’t do. A palace is the residence of a civilization's ruler. The term is somewhat anachronistic, since all sorts of things are called “palaces” nowadays, even gambling casinos. Currently most rulers live in ornate buildings called something like “the White House” or “Government House,” but the effect is the same. Palaces (and their modern equivalents) are designed to do three things: to provide the ruler with access to the people and communications necessary to rule, to defend the leader from attack, and to impress upon subjects and foreign visitors the leader's importance and staggering hubris.


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AirportAmphitheater (Marae GS-Only.png) • Ancestral Hall R&F-Only.pngAncient WallsAquarium R&F-Only.pngAquatics Center R&F-Only.pngArchaeological MuseumArena (Tlachtli) • ArmoryArt MuseumAudience Chamber R&F-Only.pngBank (Gilded Vault3Grand Bazaar GS-Only.png) • Barracks (Basilikoi Paides1) • Broadcast Center (Film Studio) • CathedralChancery1Coal Power Plant GS-Only.pngConsulate1Dar-e MehrFactory (Electronics Factory) • Ferris Wheel R&F-Only.pngFlood Barrier GS-Only.pngFood Market R&F-Only.pngForeign Ministry R&F-Only.pngFortress2GranaryGrand Master's Chapel R&F-Only.pngGrove1Guildhall2GurdwaraHangarHeadquarters2Hydroelectric Dam GS-Only.pngIntelligence Agency R&F-Only.pngKeep2LibraryLighthouseMarket (Sukiennice1) • Mass Grave2Medieval WallsMeeting HouseMilitary AcademyMonument (Old God Obelisk3) • MosqueNational History Museum R&F-Only.pngNilometer2Nuclear Power Plant GS-Only.pngObelisk2Oil Power Plant GS-Only.pngPagodaPalacePlague Hospital2Power PlantQueen's Bibliotheque GS-Only.pngRenaissance Walls (Tsikhe R&F-Only.png) • Research LabRoyal Society R&F-Only.pngSanctuary1SeaportSewerShipyardShopping Mall R&F-Only.pngShrineStable (Ordu R&F-Only.png) • StadiumStock ExchangeStupaSynagogueTemple (Prasat1Stave Church) • University (Alchemical Society3MadrasaNavigation School1) • War Department R&F-Only.pngWarlord's Throne R&F-Only.pngWater Mill (Palgum1) • WatWorkshopZoo (Thermal Bath GS-Only.png)
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.