Minecraft city maps

Minecraft tourism has certainly rescued our wanderlust-riven wallets. Saving us money on transport, hotels, and food, Minecraft city maps allow us to explore bustling urban landscapes, both real and fantastical, without any jabs or travel insurance.

From loyal recreations of sunny Sao Paulo to the cities of the future, here are the Minecraft city maps in which you should have a wander and an espresso.


The ghostly region of Pripyat has been embedded in our minds ever since Call of Duty sent us running around the abandoned city of Chernobyl, avoiding pockets of radiation and sniping hapless ultranationalist soldiers. Now it has been painstakingly recreated in this Minecraft city map in which we can tentatively explore.

Future City

War of the Worlds is catapulted into the future as several planets have been attacked by a menacing enemy alliance. Future City is at the heart of these intergalactic troubles. It is a world of staggering scale with piercing skyscrapers and modern tech so, if you always wanted to experience Star Wars’ Coruscant without having to stomach the prequels, Future City should be your next destination.

World of Worlds

World of Worlds is a Minecraft city map for the player crippled by the unfortunate combination of wanderlust and a lack of funds. Travel the world through Minecraft’s block prism in this map, which features uncannily recreated buildings from 85 cities across the real world. Unless you are unusually well-travelled, there is certain to be new places for you to check out.


Atropos is an astonishing Minecraft city built atop a tortoise. Not just a whimsical idea, Atropos is also created in the steampunk art style: everything is adorned with brass pipes and clockwork gears. It is so detailed that, for example, the surface of the tortoise itself is a mass of interconnected metal plates and cogs.

What’s more, Atropos is huge. On its back is a full-sized city adorned with the same kind of elegant details that coat its exterior. The city descends into the belly of the beast; Atropos is as vast as it is impressive.

Imperial City

A quite astonishing collection of structures, Imperial City is an original creation that combines prominent architectural styles from the 19th and 20th centuries. Look around and you will find neo-classical, beaux-arts, and modern influences in its design. But while Imperial City’s buildings are its starring performers, it is their layout that provides the enduring backbone of this Minecraft map. Imperial City feels like a city; the spacing of the roads, the order of the buildings, and the river banks all contribute to a city that feels real.

Vertoak City

Vertoak City is what Minecraft city maps are all about: size and freedom. Without the burden of goals to complete or rules to adhere to, exploring this wonderful world is a freeform adventure of boundless possibilities. High streets are dense yet intricate, Copacabana-like beaches stretch for miles, and leafy suburbs are there as a relaxing retreat from the big smoke.

Tazader City

One of the biggest maps in Minecraft keeps getting bigger. Originally a Pocket Edition exclusive, Tazader City is continually updated with more skyscrapers, stadiums, and hotels. Aside from the hours you will lose to exploring and basking in detail of this city, you can relax in your plush new hotel room, discover forgotten backstreets, and play sport. All without any scraped knees.

Sun City

Cities are great and all, but amazing places like London can be ruined by bleak grey cloud and rainfall that is not torrential, but enough to ruin your day. Sun City, however, is an urban Minecraft map inspired by the sweltering Brazilian cities of Sao Paulo and Goiania. Sun City might not be the largest city map and without any objectives, but at least your blocky avatar will have the free time to get a much-needed tan.



Ингредиенты Рецепты крафта Результат Описание
Бумага +Компас Пустая карта Пустая карта‌[только для Java и Legacy Console изданий]; пустая карта с локатором‌[только для Bedrock Edition]
Бумага Пустая карта Пустая карта‌[только для Bedrock Edition]Карты изначально не показывают местоположение; для добавления данной функции нужно объединить карту с компасом на наковальне, в сетке крафта, либо в столе картографа)

Стол картографа

Карту также можно создать из одного листа бумаги, используя стол картографа. Для создания карты с локатором, помимо листа бумаги, требуется наличие компаса.

Появление в инвентаре

В Legacy Console Edition, при первом посещении мира игроком, пустая карта появляется в инвентаре игрока автоматически. Аналогичный функционал можно активировать для миров в Bedrock Edition при создании мира.

Minecraft dropper maps

Don’t look down! Well, actually, you might want to do just that when it comes to Minecraft dropper maps. Here you have to fall in such a way as to, as gracefully as possible, avoid the blocks in your way. If you navigate to the bottom of a dropper level with all of your character’s blocks in the places where they should be, congratulations, you have survived. Test your vertigo with these fun gravity-themed Minecraft maps.

The Dropper 2

Subtitled ‘Newton vs Darwin’, The Dropper 2 releases you from a vertigo-inducing height and asks you to survive. As you plummet down a complex spider web of blocks and barriers, you need to shift your body in the right direction to prevent splattering against an obstacle (i.e. mining away the block as you hit it is firmly disallowed). Think of those insane space debris sections from Dead Space and you are halfway there.

Multi Difficulty Droppers

Multi Difficulty Droppers is a Minecraft map that demands you git gud. That means before you progress to a different environment you need to beat each on every difficulty setting. Once you land successfully, however, you are congratulated by an explosion of fireworks and the disembodied cheers of children. Yay?

Anti Dropp3r

What do you get if you take the main mechanic of a dropper map and turn it, well, upside-down? An upper map? A levitator map? Ok, we are not the ideas people here, that honour goes to creators Addit95, Drosselbard, and ScribbleLP, who clearly levitated so much the e key fell off their keyboard.

Anti Dropp3r is the blasphemous dropper map that proves that, gravity turned on or off, the end result is pretty much the same. On the plus side, there are multiple levitation speeds and you can play it in multiplayer.

Impossible Dropper 2

Think you are the bees knees at dropping? This Minecraft map is so devilishly difficult that, according to its title, it is impossible. Impossible Dropper 2 features plenty of dastardly trolls and some vanishingly small landing spots; even if you evade all the obstacles it is extremely tough to escape death right at the end. We have not completed it yet because we, er, have not got round to it. Yeah, that’s it.



Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Paper +Compass When the player first creates a map, it is blank. Hold the empty map and press use item to transform the empty map into a map item, which gradually begins filling with information as that player travels within its borders.

This variation is called an «empty locator map» in Bedrock Edition, or an «empty map» in Java Edition.

Paper ‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Maps crafted without a compass do not show location markers. Markers can be added later by combining the map with a compass on an anvil, crafting table, or cartography table.
This variation is called an «empty map».

Natural generation

Chest loot

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Empty Map Shipwreck Map chest 1 7.7%
Stronghold Library chest 1 10.9%
Village Cartographer’s chest 1–3 46.2%
Bedrock Edition
Map Shipwreck Map chest 1 7.7%
Stronghold Library chest 1 10.5%
Village Cartographer’s chest 1–3 46.2%
  1. Named unknown map, but changed to map 0, the scale level is 1:4, Maps from the same stack are stackable, but maps that are not stacked are unstackable despite looking identical.

Cartography Table

A map can also be created using a single paper on a cartography table to create an empty map, or a paper with a compass‌[Bedrock Edition only] for an empty locator map.

Starting map

This feature is exclusive to Bedrock Edition. 

When creating a new world in Bedrock Edition, the player can enable the «Starting Map» option to spawn with an empty locator map in the hotbar. If the world type is infinite or flat then zoom scale is 3⁄4 (1:8), but if the world type is old then zoom scale is 1⁄2 (1:4). The map is updated only while the player holds it.

In Java Edition, cartographer villagers may give players with the Hero of the Village effect an empty map.

Как скачивать карты в GPS-устройство

Загружать карты для GPS-устройств можно несколькими способами:

  • через кабель USB;
  • через подключение по WiFi.

Способ установки карт для GPS-навигатора отличается от модели устройства и используемой навигационной программы.

Чтобы скачать или купить атласы на GPS-устройство с Navitel, нужно выполнить шаги:

  1. Войти в меню.
  2. Кликнуть по кнопке «Мой Навител».
  3. Выбрать соответствующую опцию, купить, обновить или скачать атласы.

Если устройство не подключается к интернету, скачать подробную карту России можно с официального сайта, торрент-трекера или форумов. Для загрузки придется подключить устройство к компьютеру с помощью кабеля USB и скопировать данные в папку MAPS.

Best Survival Maps


A challenging survival map from well-known creator SethBling, it’s based on the original Skyblock map. The world is made up of random environmental blocks forming a grid. Playable solo or with friends, set your own goals and see what you can create in this wacky world. Try not to fall off!

Well, it’s definitely a grid!

Recommended Version: 1.12.2Download Skygrid Map:

Wandering Isles

A massive 5,000 x 5,000 custom terrain map packed with unique biomes, caves, mob spawners, villages, and more. It’s your average vanilla survival experience, so you can play solo or with friends, but instead of Minecraft’s normal terrain generation you get to explore lands you’ve never seen before!

A beautiful tropical island

Recommended Version: 1.15.2Download Wandering Isles Map:

Skyblock Randomizer

The premise is simple: You start on 1 bedrock block floating in the sky. Every 30 seconds a random item appears in your inventory. It could be anything from a block of dirt, a diamond, or a wooden hoe — it really is random. Suitable for solo play or with friends, can you build your way up from the isolated bedrock block to create a world worth living in?

What item will you get first?

Recommended Version: 1.14.4Download Skyblock Randomizer Map:


You’re trying to outrun some loan-sharks that are after you, so you sneak on to a random ship. 3 days later you wake up in the freezing cold of the Artic after the ship you were on crashed. It’s freezing cold, you have no food, it’s getting dark, and the landscape is very barren. Recommended as a multiplayer map but suitable for solo play, the creator has set out a long list of challenges for you to complete. Do you have what it takes to survive?

Sure is cold and lonely out here. At least you have sheep!

Recommended Version: 1.12.2Download ARCTIC Map:

Le Monde

This absolutely stunning map is a massive 16,000 x 14,000 blocks and is filled with custom biomes and places to explore. Perfect to play solo or with friends, this will turn your normal survival experience into a continuously awe-inspiring experience.

A sky view of the entire map

Recommended Version: 1.8 (An edited 1.14 version is also available on the page)Download Le Monde Map:—a-16k-blocks-wide-gigantic-survival-world-map-18-ready/

Captive Minecraft

A super unique survival map based on you being, well, captive. You begin the map in a 1 block wide world border, and your goal is to expanded the world border to you can explore further. How do you do that? Well, the more Minecraft achievements you complete, the more of the world you have access to. Suitable for solo play or with friends, this is a fun twist on classic survival!

That’s all the space you get to start with

Recommended Version: 1.11Download Captive Minecraft Map:

Best Minecraft Adventure Maps

Crack in the World

Best played with 1-3 players, your car has just broken down outside of a seemingly normal town so you decide to stay the night. While there you start to notice there’s something not quite right. That man in charge of the power station sure seems strange… Explore the town, speak to the locals and try to stop whatever shady business is going on!

A map poster showing the world just starting to crack

Recommended Version: 1.8.8Download Crack in the World Map:


This incredible map will make you feel like you aren’t even playing Minecraft anymore. Based on a different video game of the same name, the map ‘Limbo’ is an incredibly unique 2D platform adventure game. Progress your way through the map while swinging from ropes, climbing ladders and dodging traps! It’s hard to believe, but this screenshot really is from a Minecraft map.

The player’s character making his way across the map

Recommended Version: 1.9Download Limbo Map:


Somewhere in the stars, a scavenger finds more than they expect on an abandoned spaceship. This 1 player map is filled with puzzles, custom music and textures, a jetpack, a robot ally to help you out, and so much more!

A view from outside of the spaceship

Recommended Version: 1.9Download Planemo Map:

Terra Swoop Force

Your task is to discover what happened to a pair of drillers when they mysteriously lost communication with with their colleagues at Geo Descent Labs 30 years ago. The drillers were on their way to the centre of the Earth when suddenly their communications went offline. Use your Flight Armour to glide to the centre of the Earth, avoiding obstacles and collecting a rare mineral. Perfect for playing solo or with up to 9 of your friends, can you handle the speed?

The map poster showing off the cool characters and science facility

Recommended Version: 1.11.2Download Terra Swoop Force Map:


Inspired by the game of the same name, this map is a heist based map with custom sounds, mobs, texture packs and much more. Suitable for 1-4 players and with 7 different heists, 3 different city locations, and 20 achievements to complete you’ll be able to spend ages playing this high tensity map.

A long distance view of the city with the bank robbers in the forefront

Recommended Version: 1.7.4Download PAYDAY 2 Map:

Herobrine’s Mansion

This map will put your monster killing abilities to the ultimate test with customised mobs, 6 unique boss fights, secret rooms, and much more. From the creator of The Walls and one of the most known names in Minecraft, Hypixel, this map is great to play solo or with 1-2 friends.

That’s one spooky mansion!

Recommended Version: 1.7.10Download Herobrine’s Mansion Map:

Super Mario 16

He was an Italian plumber, she was a Princess, can I make it any more obvious? This map is of course a Minecraft replica of the widely known Super Mario 64 video game. With a custom resource pack provided, you won’t be able to tell the difference as you jump, smash and pipe your way through the world. As the only playable character is Mario, this map is only suitable for solo play.

A split screenshot showing off the resource pack

Recommended Version: 1.15.1Download Super Mario 16 Map:

Спасение от скуки

Майнкрафт — это удивительная игра, которая чарует своей простотой и атмосферой. Она дает возможность создать свой собственный, неповторимый мир, в котором главный герой остается только наедине с собой и окружающим миром. При желании можно просто бродить по лесам, питаясь ягодами и пережидая ночи в пещерах, а можно построить настоящий дом или даже замок, засеять окружающие поля пшеницей или заняться скотоводством.

Некоторым нравится создавать оружие и идти в опасные подземелья, добывая ценные ископаемые и сокровища. Но все это со временем надоедает и в один момент приходит осознание того, что все вокруг уже изведано, а дом мечты — построен. Так что же делать, чтобы спастись от скуки? На помощь приходят карты на прохождение. Они созданы как раз для такой ситуации.

Best Horror Maps


In this spooky map based on a video game of the same name, Granny keeps you locked in her house and won’t let you leave. You have 5 days to escape by completing puzzles and while keeping an eye out for traps and other things lurking in the dark. But be careful, Granny hears everything. If you make even a little bit of noise she’ll be on her way to you and that means trouble.

Oh no, you’ve been found by Granny, run away!

Recommended Version: 1.12.2Download Granny Map:

Alien: A Crafters Isolation

Based on the video game Alien Isolation, which itself is based on the famous thriller movie Alien, this map is sure to get your heart pumping. With custom textures, custom sound effects, and an unpredictable Alien you’ll struggle to survive against what might be just around the corner…Suitable for 1-2 players.

A spooky corridor, but at least you’ve got your gun

Recommended Version: 1.8Download Alien Map:

Black Light

Following a nuclear explosion you awake in an abandoned mental asylum in a now abandoned Russian city. As you try to figure your way out passed locked doors and collapsed ceilings, you start to question what might have happened. What’s that noise? Why are the walls scratched? Are you really all alone? The map is best enjoyed alone but is suitable for 1-3 players.

The eerily lit room really adds to the scary atmosphere

Recommended Version: 1.6.4Download Black Light Map:—horror-adventure-map/

Dead by Minecraft

This map is a riff on the horror video game Dead by Daylight. Best enjoyed with 3-5 players, split yourself into two teams; Survivors or the Killer. The goals for both teams are simple: the Survivors need to work together to repair the generators and get the lights back on. The Killer’s job is to… well, kill. If the Killer can kill all of the survivors before the lights are turned on, they win. How sneaky are you? Put it to the test!

He’s behind you, get out of there!

Recommended Version: 1.12.2Download Dead by Minecraft Map:—dead-by-daylight-in-minecraft/

Haunted Hotel

An infinitely tall hotel filled with creepy monsters and unique events. This map, built for solo play, let’s you use custom abilities and items to make your way through an infinitely tall hotel. The higher you get, the worse the monsters are. How many floors can you conquer?

Steve faces off against one of the monsters

Recommended Version: 1.12.2Download Haunted Hotel Map:

Best Parkour Maps

Parkour Spiral 2

This map is packed full of content including custom music, lots of different biomes and various challenging styles of parkour throughout. Suitable for any number of players, so challenge your friends to a race to the top!

Almost enough spirals to make you dizzy

Recommended Version: 1.12.2Download Parkour Spiral 2 Map:

Coloured Parkour

It’s parkour, but you can’t see the blocks you’re jumping to. If it sounds difficult, well, it’s because it is. This one’s for people looking for a real challenge; can you complete it? Best enjoyed solo, but you could play with friends too!

Where do you jump to next?

Recommended Version: 1.14.2Download Coloured Parkour Map:


The simple and clean design paired with the unique style makes this map really enjoyable time trial or competition between friends. The idea is simple, the further into the map you get, the faster you get. By the end of the map you’re doing parkour at incredible speeds!

The map poster with the superhero Flash’s logo

Recommended Version: 1.12.2Download Flash Map:—fast-faster-flash/

Parkour Paradise

There’s 100 different levels to beat, with lots of different themes, parkour styles and fun little details. The levels start easy, but the further into the map you get, the harder they become. You can enjoy this map solo or with any number of friends!

A sky view showing all of the different levels and styles

Recommended Version: 1.15.2Download Parkour Paradise Map:

Flood Escape

This brilliant map really puts you to the test. It has a custom resource pack, multiple difficulty settings, a looming threat and even a working elevator. You’re in a factory and there’s toxic water flooding in, parkour your way to the top faster than the water is rising to avoid certain death! The map is great for solo play or with friends.

The toxic water slowly rising from the bottom of the factory

Recommend Version: 1.15.2 Download Flood Escape Map:

Minecraft puzzle maps

Have you read about how we only ever use 10% of our brains? It is total guff; prove these cowboy scientists wrong in Minecraft by besting these mind-shattering puzzle maps. From Crystal Maze-like headscratchers to PhD-bothering conundrums, you will find some of PC gaming’s best puzzles in Mojang’s masterpiece. These Minecraft maps are the smartest we have found.

30 Ways to Die

Death: it is an essential part of life. But it is also the only means of progression in this morbid Minecraft map. Players will be kitted out with specific tools for each level and will have to figure out how to use them in order to kill themselves. Best of luck, we suppose.

the Code

An exceptionally clever and intelligently-designed brain bender, the Code contains a corridor of fiendish puzzles to crack. Solving them provides you with a code which, when written down on a piece of paper and thrown down a hopper, opens the next door. The puzzles are all exceptionally varied, ranging from mathematical conundrums to tests of speed and strength. Thankfully, there’s an in-game hint system, but we totally didn’t need it.


Imitation is the highest form of flattery, and if there is any puzzle game out there that deserves some, it is Portal. Portalcraft recreates Aperture Science with uncanny accuracy, replicating not only the look, feel, and mechanics of the Portal games, but its puzzles too. There are a few noticeable Minecraft-isms (lifts and doors aren’t slickly automated), but the fact that portals work and momentum still matters is impressive.

The Puzzle Cube

The Puzzle Cube is a Minecraft map with a great gimmick: you can walk on the sides of the cube. Starting on the exterior of the cube, you need to solve puzzles on all sides in order to progress to the centre chamber.

Instead of you falling off when you walk over the edge of a cube, the gravity will flip and you will continue walking down the next side. The conundrums escalate in difficulty at a fair rate. It is also playable in multiplayer, the best way to play this Minecraft map.

Beyond Perception

The simple concept of this Minecraft map is what sets it apart in the crowded puzzle genre: by turning your shading on or off, you can make certain objects appear and disappear, leading to a brilliant puzzler where you do not know what is really there and what is not.

Enigma Island

Enigma Island features its own hints system that gives clues for any puzzles you are particularly stuck on in exchange for diamonds – manage your resources carefully to make it through. Explore the island, get your brain in gear, and discover the many hidden secrets.