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Game Info[]

  • Provides +12 defense in the city it was built in
  • Defensive buildings in all cities are 25% more effective


In Brave New World, the Red Fort acquires the old bonus of the Kremlin wonder. Building it is highly recommended if you're afraid your civilization will be invaded (or if it has been invaded already), and especially if there is a militaristic nation nearby attacking everyone.

Overall, it's a useful for a defensive play. Often, its production cost may not be worth the potential of contemporary buildings or units.

Civilopedia entry[]

Built by Shah Jahan, the Lal Qil'ah in Delhi, better known as the Red Fort, was the residence and administrative palace for the Mughal emperors from 1648 AD, when construction was completed, until 1857, when the last Mughal emperor was exiled by the British government. So-called for the red sandstone used to construct its massive 23 meters (75 foot) high outer walls, the Red Fort is a tribute to the magnificence of Mughal architecture with large audience halls, luxurious living quarters, richly landscaped gardens, baths, libraries, and sumptuous mosques. With British occupation the Red Fort was stripped of its valuables, a number of buildings inside it were demolished, the gardens largely filled in, and it was used as a military cantonment. In 2003, the Indian government began a long-term project to restore the Red Fort to its former opulence as a tourist site.


Civilization V Wonders [edit]
World Wonders Alhambra GodsKings5 clear.pngAngkor WatBig BenBorobudur BNW-only.pngBrandenburg GateBroadway BNW-only.pngCN Tower GodsKings5 clear.pngChichen ItzaColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerForbidden PalaceGlobe Theatre BNW-only.pngGreat Firewall GodsKings5 clear.pngGreat LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat Mosque of Djenne GodsKings5 clear.pngGreat WallHagia SophiaHanging GardensHimeji CastleHubble Space Telescope GodsKings5 clear.pngInternational Space Station BNW-only.pngKremlinLeaning Tower of Pisa GodsKings5 clear.pngLouvreMachu PicchuMausoleum of Halicarnassus1Neuschwanstein GodsKings5 clear.pngNotre DameOracleParthenon BNW-only.pngPentagonPetra GodsKings5 clear.pngPorcelain TowerProra BNW-only.pngPyramidsRed Fort BNW-only.pngSistine ChapelStatue of LibertyStatue of Zeus1StonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj MahalTemple of Artemis1Terracotta Army GodsKings5 clear.pngUffizi BNW-only.pngUnited Nations
National Wonders Circus MaximusEast India Company BNW-only.pngGrand Temple GodsKings5 clear.pngHermitageHeroic EpicIronworksNational CollegeNational EpicNational Intelligence Agency GodsKings5 clear.pngNational TreasuryNational Visitor Center BNW-only.pngOxford UniversityPalace
Natural Wonders Barringer CraterCerro de Potosi1El Dorado1Fountain of Youth1Grand MesaGreat Barrier ReefKing Solomon's Mines BNW-only.pngKrakatoaLake Victoria BNW-only.pngMt. FujiMt. Kailash GodsKings5 clear.pngMt. Kilimanjaro BNW-only.pngMt. Sinai GodsKings5 clear.pngOld FaithfulRock of GibraltarSri Pada GodsKings5 clear.pngUluru GodsKings5 clear.png
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