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Sanctuary (A Link Between Worlds)

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Sanctuary (A Link Between Worlds)
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The Hyrule Sanctuary exterior
Main Appearance(s)

The Sanctuary is a location in A Link Between Worlds.

Features and Overview

Hyrule's Sanctuary interior


The Sanctuary in Hyrule is located north of Hyrule Castle and northeast from the Blacksmith's Forge. Link must travel to the Sanctuary in order to deliver the Forgotten Sword to the Captain. The interior of the Sanctuary is accessible only via a secret passage located in the Graveyard to the east of the Sanctuary,[1] which Link must navigate since the doors are locked upon Yuga's entrance.[2] The secret passage contains the Lamp,[3] an item used to provide light in the passageway. Upon Link's arrival inside the Sanctuary, Yuga attacks Seres, turning her into a painting.


In Lorule, the Sanctuary is replaced by a cave containing Master Ore. It is inhabited by the Philosopher. Since the Sanctuary is not reachable from other Fissures to Lorule, Link must use the Fissure located inside the Hyrulean Sanctuary to reach the cave in Lorule. In order to access the Treasure Chest containing the Master Ore, Link must navigate a passage similar to the one found in Hyrule. At the end of the passage, Link enters the cave on a ledge and must merge on the wall to reach the Ore.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 教会 (Kyōkai) Church
Canada FrenchCA Sanctuaire
Federal Republic of Germany German Kirche Church
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Santuario


  1. "Dampé once heard the Priest talking about a secret way into the Sanctuary, hidden right in my Graveyard." — Dampé (A Link Between Worlds)
  2. "Th-th-the doors are shut tight. Can't get them open" — Dampé (A Link Between Worlds)
  3. "You got the lamp!" — N/A (A Link Between Worlds)