Christian Monastery
Christian Monastery
Introduced in Civ4
Cost[1]60 Hammer
Culture+2 Culture
Special Abilities Obsolete with Scientific Method



"A monastery is a building where monks can retreat from the world and concentrate upon the divine. Usually a monastery will have strict rules of conduct to protect its unworldly members from temptation. In some monasteries, the monks are totally silent; in others no visitors are allowed inside. Monasteries usually have many daily rituals and religious services.

Throughout the ages monasteries have often been centers of learning. In remote areas the monks may be the only literate people for miles around. Monks have often been employed as scribes, copying out the words of their religion's sacred scripture. Monasteries frequently have extensive libraries, holding religious, scientific, medical and philosophical texts.

The first recorded Christian monastery was founded by Saint Anthony in Egypt around 300 AD. The idea spread throughout the Christian world, and eventually Christian monasteries could be found across North Africa, the Middle East, Western Asia, and Europe. The Roman Catholic Church has dozens of monastic orders, including the Benedictine, Franciscan, Jesuit, Carmelite, Trappist, Augustinian, and Knights Templar."


"Monasteries allow you to create Missionaries, who can spread the faith in other cities. They also provide culture and a slight boost to research."


In the city screen press the following icon to start Christian Monastery construction:

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  1. Cost depends on Game Speed. Quick: 40 Hammer, Epic: 90 Hammer, Marathon: 180 Hammer.