Introduced in C4w
Unique Building for Chinese Empire (Replaces Theatre)
Cost[1]50 Hammer
Culture+3 Culture
Special Abilities



"A "pavilion" is a covered building without surrounding walls (think of it as a roof supported by columns). This kind of structure has been extremely popular for centuries in China, where they are often found in parks and gardens as well as in temple complexes.

The first Chinese pavilions were probably constructed during the "Zhou dynasty," and they became quite numerous during the Warring States Period (approximately 400-200 BC). At first these buildings may have been used as watchtowers, providing soldiers with an uninterrupted 360-degree view along with shelter from rain and snow, but in later periods they were incorporated into Chinese gardens and parks, where they were prized for their elegance and simplicity of design."


"A Pavillion, the Chinese replacement for a Theatre, significantly increases a city's culture and increases the happiness output from using the culture slider."

Difference from Theatre

It gives +25% Culture bonus each turn.


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

Game versionButton
C4w and C4btsIcoPavilion

See also


  1. Cost depends on Game Speed. Quick: 33 Hammer, Epic: 75 Hammer, Marathon: 150 Hammer.
  2. This special ability affects in C4w and C4bts, but appears only in C4bts.