The Presidium is the gleaming heart of the Citadel. It is located in the 10km wide central ring of the station and its home to the various government offices of the Citadel Council, as well as embassies for all of the species represented in the Citadel, C-Sec Academy, Creed Holdings, Inc.'s main offices, Creed Towers, the Silversun Strip, Guilty Pleasures, and Abstergo’s Entertainment Division. While the Wards are home to most of the Citadel's population and are considered livelier, the Presidium is considered to be the province of Citadel space's most elite and powerful individuals.

The interior of the Presidium is landscaped to resemble a lush parkland on a 'G' type planet (using the Systems Alliance's Morgan-Keenan classification system). No detail was overlooked, boasting a large freshwater lake, verdant fields of grass, trees, and clouds, as well as artificial sunlight and gentle breezes. The Presidium goes through a brief day-night cycle, allowing six hours of darkness during which the 'sky' is darkened. The lakes on the Presidium act as reservoirs, independent from the water storage tanks in the wards. The water is purified to prevent bacteria from one species infecting another, due to the difference of amino acid structures that could prove fatal if ingested.

The buildings are built along the curving walls of the ring, and were meant to blend in unobtrusively with the surroundings. Located in the very heart of all this is the immense Citadel Tower, where the Citadel Council itself meets and holds audience with ambassadors from the various governments.

Key Locations

  • Entrance to the Citadel Tower
  • The Embassies
  • Embassy Bar
  • Executrix Anne Robichaux's office
  • Guilty Pleasures
  • Financial District
  • Olo Shan's office
  • The Emporium
  • Docking Bays
  • Huerta Memorial Hospital
  • Citadel Embassies
  • Presidium Commons

Points of Interest


Avina terminals are placed at key points throughout the Presidium, giving information on the surroundings.

The Relay Monument, a scale reconstruction of a mass relay, can be found not far from the entrance to the Citadel Tower. This statue is believed to be a piece of Prothean art, but is now a special travel point as it does directly to Ilos. Alistair Creed watches over this travel point.