Introduced in Civ4
Cost[1]60 Hammer
Special Abilities
  • Stores 50% of Bread after Growth
  • +1 Health from Corn, Rice, Wheat
  • Double production speed for Expansive leaders[2]
  • Available for free on Renaissance and later starts[3]
  • Available for free on Medieval and later starts[4]
Replaced by Terrace[5]



"Early humans were nomadic, settling in specific regions only for brief periods of time. When the food supply was exhausted in one area, the nomads would move on to search for more. Cities became possible only when the development of agriculture made the supply of food more abundant and dependable. However, cities still needed a way to keep the food supply stable throughout all four seasons. To do so, the citizens had to come up with a way to store seasonal crops for later use. The Granary was designed for the storage and protection of surplus food. Food storage technology meant that a smaller percentage of the population could produce and store enough food for everyone, allowing the remainder to pursue other jobs and activities."


"Granaries store food to help increase a city's growth rate. They add additional health if your civ has access to Corn, Wheat, and Rice."


In the city screen press the following icon to start Granary construction:

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See also


  1. Cost depends on Game Speed. Quick: 40 Hammer, Epic: 90 Hammer, Marathon: 180 Hammer.
  2. This special ability affects every version of the game, but appears only in C4bts.
  3. This special ability affects only in Civ4 and C4w.
  4. This special ability affects only in C4bts.
  5. This special ability affects only in C4w and C4bts and appears only in C4bts.