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The Sanctum (BotW | TotK) is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] This place served as the Throne Room of Hyrule Castle and is notably where Princess Zelda contained Calamity Ganon for a whole century.

Features and Overview[]

The Sanctum is the highest structure in Hyrule Castle. On Link's Map, it is marked as the location of Calamity Ganon.

BotW Korok Seed Icon

Leaves with Fairy Dust can be found at the end of the spire on top of the Sanctum. When Link interacts with them, a Korok will appear and give him a Korok Seed.[2]

Bell Tower[]

Main article: Bell Tower

The Bell Tower is the highest level of the Sanctum, and it features a large bell.[3]

Champions' Hall[]

Main article: Champions' Hall

Champions' Hall is located on the second floor of the Sanctum. The top of Ganon's Cocoon can be accessed from this location.

Sanctum Observation Room[]

The Sanctum Observation Room is the third level of the Sanctum, created with the purpose of viewing Central Hyrule.[4]

Throne Room[]

Main article: Throne Room

The Throne Room makes up the first floor of the Sanctum. It is where Princess Zelda has been holding back Calamity Ganon for the past 100 years, and it is also the location of his Cocoon.[4] Entering this room will initiate Link's battle against Ganon.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
JapanJapanese本丸 (Honmaru)Main Compound
Latin AmericaSpanishLABastión central[5]Central Bastion
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See Also[]


  1. "Sanctum" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Yahaha! You found me!" — Korok (Breath of the Wild)
  3. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 252
  4. 4.0 4.1 Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 253
  5. "Bastión central" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)