Minas Tirith
Minas Tirith
Minas Tirith.
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Aliases Minas Anor, White City, City of Kings
Type City
Location North-eastern Gondor
Appearances Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (mentioned only)

Minas Tirith was the capital of Gondor in the Third Age and the Fourth Age of Middle-earth. It was originally known as Minas Anor (the "Tower of the Sun"). The former capital, Osgiliath was subject to ruin and became a stockade of Gondor.

When the Enemy began to take shape again, Minas Anor was renamed Minas Tirith or the "Tower of Guard." It was called the White City because the White Tree of Gondor grew in the courtyard in front of the city's citadel. It was also known as the City of Kings because the kings and stewards of Gondor ruled the kingdom from the Citadel of the city.


  • There was a watchtower in the first age that watched over the Pass of Sirion, which was also named Minas Tirith.
  • Originally the city was named Minas Anor.
  • Talion grew up in Minas Tirith.
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