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The Monument is a building available in the Ancient Era.

Game Info[]

  • +2 CultureIcon Culture

With Social Policies / Tenets:

  • Socialist Realism (Order): +2 Happy Happiness


A monument is a structure built to commemorate an important person, event, deity, or concept. The more important monuments are usually constructed near the center of the city, by the ruler's palace, or near the city's main gates. Monuments come in all shapes and sizes, from the Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt, to the Statue of Liberty in New York City, USA, to Nelson's Column in London, England. The best of them imbue the city's inhabitants with a great feeling of civic and national pride.

Unique Building Replacements[]

Icon Unit Civilization Abilities
MC Cenotaph
Cenotaph New Zealand (Michael Joseph Savage)
  • Provides a one-off boost of CultureIcon Culture each time a unit is trained in the city.
  • Units trained in the city gain +15% Strength Combat Strength when fighting on other continents.
Colossal Heads Olmecs (Po Ngbe)
  • Claims three tiles upon completion
  • +1 CultureIcon Culture per Era of existence
Irminsul Saxons (Widukind)
  • Requires a Forest to be built.
  • Providing no inherent yields, the Irminsul provides +1 CultureIcon Culture and +1 FaithIcon Faith for each Forest being worked by the city.
  • The Irminsul is destroyed if there are no longer any forests within the city radius.
Khachkar Armenia (Tigranes II) (DJSHenninger)
  • +1 additional CultureIcon Culture
  • No maintenance cost
  • Receive a free Worker upon completion
Shicra Pyramid Caral (Qhapaq)
  • +1 Production Production
  • Allows Production Production to be traded domestically
Stele Ethiopia (Haile Selassie)
  • +2 FaithIcon Faith
Totem Pole Haida (Koyah)
  • Receives extra bonus based on last acquired Great Person (for example +2 FaithIcon Faith for a Great Prophet).
Victory Column Rome (Trajan)
  • Cheaper to construct for every other Victory Column in existence.
  • +1 Happy Happiness, or +2 while at war.
Ziggurat Sumer (Gilgamesh)
  • +1 Science Science
  • Additional +2 Science Science when researching a Tech no-one else has discovered
Building Types
Ancient Era
BarracksCircusGranaryLibraryMonumentShrineStone WorksWallsWater Mill
Classical Era
Medieval Era
Renaissance Era
ArsenalBankConstabularyObservatoryOpera HouseSeaportWindmillZoo
Industrial Era
FactoryHospitalHydro PlantMilitary AcademyMuseumPolice StationPublic SchoolStock Exchange
Modern Era
Broadcast TowerHotelMilitary BaseResearch LabStadium
Atomic Era
AirportMedical LabNuclear PlantRecycling CenterSolar Plant
Information Era
Bomb ShelterSpaceship Factory
National Wonders
Circus MaximusEast India CompanyGrand TempleHermitageHeroic EpicIronworksNational CollegeNational EpicNational Intelligence AgencyNational Visitor CenterOxford UniversityPalace
Artists' GuildMusicians' GuildWriters' Guild