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The Shrine is a basic religious building in Civilization VI. It is built in the Holy Site district (or one of its replacements).


Heroes & Legends game mode[]


As one of the earliest (and cheapest) available buildings, the Shrine is indispensable for players who wish to found a Religion. It adds another Great Prophet Great Prophet point, and it is the only other source of these points besides the Holy Site itself until you gain access to a more advanced government (when you can use the Revelation Policy).

Further along, it allows the purchasing of the first religious unit in the game, the Missionary, which allows you to spread your religion.

In Rise and Fall, each religious city-state with 3 or more Envoy Envoys gives an additional +2 Faith Faith in each Shrine.

Civilopedia entry[]

To appease a god (or goddess), put up a shrine. Whether simple – a big rock in a forest clearing next to a stream – or elaborate – a marble edifice of soaring arches and fluted columns – the purpose is the same: someplace for the faithful to make pilgrimages to and offerings at. Inevitably the site where some prophet (or perhaps just a saint) performed a miracle, had a revelation, spoke to the masses, or ascended to some form of heaven, civilization’s landscape is peppered with shrines. These holy places are the stuff of nearly every religion, but are usually torn down when a new religion takes over the locale, and a new god must be appeased.

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