Introduced in C4w
Unique Building for Arabian Empire (Replaces Library)
Cost[1]90 Hammer
Culture+4 Culture
Special Abilities



"A "madrassa" is an Arabic institute of higher learning, usually religious in nature. The earliest madrasses were formed in Islamic mosques, where scholars gathered to study and debate religious and secular issues of the day. Over time students would come to study with the most learned scholars; the most popular teachers often had to construct separate buildings to hold their growing student population.

At the madrassas the students would learn to read and write and study religious doctrine, history and law. Some madrassas also taught logic, world history, foreign language, mathematics, art and science. Since state-run colleges and universities did not appear until later in history, the madrassas were critical centers of learning in many early Arabic cities."


"The Madrassa, the Arabian replacement for the Library boost your cities' research and can provide a significant amount of culture if you have a state religion."

Difference from Library

It gives 2 more Culture each turn, and it can turn 2 Citizens into Priest also (beside the 2 scientists).


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

Game versionButton
C4w and C4btsIcoMadrassa

See also


  1. Cost depends on Game Speed. Quick: 60 Hammer, Epic: 135 Hammer, Marathon: 270 Hammer.
  2. This special ability affects in C4w and C4bts, but appears only in C4bts.
  3. This special ability affects only in C4bts.