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The Sanctuary is an advanced conservation building in Civilization VI. It is built in the Preserve district.


The Sanctuary functions very similarly to the Grove, only that instead of Food Food, Faith Faith, and Culture Culture, it provides Science Science, Gold Gold, and Production Production. The Sanctuary is usually less impactful than the Grove, since they both give similar bonuses to different types of yields, but the Grove is a lot cheaper and unlocked four eras earlier than the Sanctuary. However, this hardly means this building is not worth constructing. Science Science and Production Production are critical yields, and the Sanctuary can provide a solid amount of both.

Despite being unlocked after the Grove, the Sanctuary isn't a Tier 2 building and the Grove isn't a prerequisite for constructing it. This means that a Preserve can have a Sanctuary before getting a Grove, or just have a Sanctuary alone.

When playing as the Inca, the boosted yields apply to Mountains, which are normally impossible to work. Water tiles receive bonuses from the Sanctuary only if they are part of a natural wonder (since they have no Appeal otherwise).

Civilopedia entry[]

In the Industrial age and later, the notion of preserving natural land for the amusement of nobility or the reflection of priests often gave way to the needs of empire. The British Empire set up twin botanical research facilities: Kew Gardens, opened in its present form in 1840, and a site in Singapore in 1859. These were not only places for the public to stroll, but also centers for scientific research, where new strains of crops could be developed for use across the Empire. Hunting lodges like Berlin’s Grunewald were transformed into public parks for workers in Berlin’s factories, and temple sanctuaries became places in which all – not just priests and monks – could meditate. Here, too, ecologists could have a window onto the natural world that was (and is) in a state of rapid decline. “Sanctuary,” here, has a double meaning – both the preservation of the “wild” for science, art and religion, as well as a place of refuge from the demands of the punch-clock, factory whistle, or smartphone.


Civilization VI Buildings [edit]
City Center Buildings PalaceGranaryMonument (Old God Obelisk3) • Water Mill (Palgum1) • Ancient WallsMedieval WallsRenaissance Walls (Tsikhe R&F-Only) • SewerFlood Barrier GS-OnlyFortress2Headquarters2Nilometer2
Campus Buildings LibraryUniversity (Alchemical Society3MadrasaNavigation School1) • Research Lab
Theater Square Buildings Amphitheater (Marae GS-Only) • Archaeological MuseumArt MuseumBroadcast Center (Film Studio)
Holy Site Buildings Shrine (Gifts of the Nile Shrine2) • Temple (Prasat1Stave Church) • CathedralDar-e MehrGurdwaraMeeting HouseMosquePagodaStupaSynagogueWatObelisk2Temple to Amun2Orthodox Church2
Encampment Buildings Barracks (Basilikoi Paides1) • Stable (Ordu R&F-Only) • ArmoryMilitary Academy
Commercial Hub Buildings Market (Sukiennice1) • Bank (Gilded Vault3Grand Bazaar GS-Only) • Stock ExchangeGuildhall2
Harbor Buildings LighthouseShipyardSeaport
Industrial Zone Buildings WorkshopFactory (Electronics Factory) • Power PlantCoal Power Plant GS-OnlyOil Power Plant GS-OnlyNuclear Power Plant GS-Only
Preserve1 Buildings Grove1Sanctuary1
Entertainment Complex Buildings Arena (Tlachtli) • Zoo (Thermal Bath GS-Only) • Stadium
Water Park R&F-Only Buildings Ferris Wheel R&F-OnlyAquarium R&F-OnlyAquatics Center R&F-Only
Neighborhood Buildings Food Market R&F-OnlyShopping Mall R&F-Only
Dam GS-Only Building Hydroelectric Dam GS-Only
Aerodrome Buildings HangarAirport
Government Plaza R&F-Only Buildings Ancestral Hall R&F-OnlyAudience Chamber R&F-OnlyWarlord's Throne R&F-OnlyForeign Ministry R&F-OnlyGrand Master's Chapel R&F-OnlyIntelligence Agency R&F-OnlyQueen's Bibliotheque GS-OnlyNational History Museum R&F-OnlyRoyal Society R&F-OnlyWar Department R&F-Only
Diplomatic Quarter1 Buildings Consulate1Chancery1
Walled Quarter2 Buildings Keep2Mass Grave2Plague Hospital2
1 Requires DLC2 Specific scenarios only • 3 Secret Societies mode only

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