How to Find an End City in Minecraft

In this tutorial you will learn step by step how to find an end city in Minecraft.

Minecraft End Cities are structures in the end that resemble castles. They contain some of the most valuable loot in the game!

Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC’s Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Required To Find An End City

  • 1 Ender pearl

Steps To Find An End City

1. Teleport Through The Portal

After you defeat the Ender Dragon, a portal surrounded by rocks will appear. You can fly or build to this portal.

How to Find an End City in Minecraft

2. Throw An Ender Pearl At The Portal

Once inside the portal you will notice that it is too small to go through. That’s why you need to throw an Ender Pearl at the portal. Now you teleport to a new dimension of the End.

Tip: Increase the display distance to find a final city that may be far away.

How to Find an End City in Minecraft

3. Find An End City

Now just search around until you find one last city. It looks like the castle structure in the image below.

How to Find an End City in Minecraft

And that’s how you find a definitive city! Minecraft End Cities contains some of the most valuable loot in the game, so it’s definitely worth finding one.


1. How many End Cities are there?

While there are only 20 final gateway portals, there are actually an infinite number of final cities in Minecraft.

2. How do you make an End City portal?

You can make an entrance portal appear at the end by defeating the Ender Dragon. This portal will take you to another part of the end with Cities of the End.

3. How do I leave the End city?

You can exit the End city by simply teleporting back through the End gateway portal you went through to get there.

4. How do you find the end city in Minecraft?

End Cities are naturally generated structures found in the outer islands of the End. Players can access this area of the End after defeating the Ender Dragon by finding the floating portal that appears somewhere around the main End map’s edge.

5. Is the end in Minecraft infinite?

No, the end is not endless. As stated in the Official Minecraft Wiki: Its default size and location remain the same across all three dimensions. Meaning that the world border in the end will also be the same as in the overworld, so around 30 million blocks away (from 0,0).

6. How do I find the end ship in Minecraft?

End ships spawn with end cities. You may need to look for different end cities to find an end ship or you can be lucky to find it in the first end city you visit. Search for end cities and then for an end ship in it. On average 56.25 percent of end cities have an end ship.

7. How rare is an end city?

End cities. End cities are found in two of the four End biomes, including the midlands, and are most common in the highlands. These structures hold some of the best loot in not only the End, but also the best loot in all of Minecraft. End cities are relatively uncommon, so you may not find one right away.

How to Find an End City in Minecraft Video Tutorial

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