A Link to the Past Dungeons

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This is a list of dungeons found in A Link to the Past.

Light World

Hyrule Castle

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Main article: Hyrule Castle (A Link to the Past)

When Link begins his quest, he must first find a hidden passage to enter Hyrule Castle to rescue Princess Zelda from her cell in the basement.

Secret Passage

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Main article: Secret Passage

After rescuing Princess Zelda from her cell in the basement of Hyrule Castle, Link & Zelda must go to the throne room to find the entrance to the Secret Passage to the Sanctuary. There are many Keese, Rats and Ropes within the Secret Passage.

Eastern Palace

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Main article: Eastern Palace (A Link to the Past)

The Eastern Palace is the first dungeon in the Light World. Within it, Link will find the Bow. Link must defeat the Armos Knights to win the Pendant of Courage.

Desert Palace

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Main article: Desert Palace (A Link to the Past)

The Desert Palace is the second dungeon in the Light World. Link must use the Book of Mudora to enter the dungeon. Inside, Link will find the Power Glove. Link must defeat the Lanmolas to win the Pendant of Power.

Tower of Hera

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Main article: Tower of Hera (A Link to the Past)

The Tower of Hera is the third dungeon in the Light World. Inside, Link will find the Moon Pearl, allowing him to travel through the Dark World without being transformed into a Bunny. Link must defeat Moldorm to win the Pendant of Wisdom.

Hyrule Castle Tower

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Main article: Hyrule Castle Tower

After winning the three Pendants of Virtue and claiming the Master Sword, Link can destroy the energy barrier blocking the entrance to the Hyrule Castle Tower and fight Agahnim.


Dark World

Dark Palace

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Main article: Dark Palace (A Link to the Past)

The Dark Palace is the first dungeon in the Dark World. Inside, Link will find the Magic Hammer. Link must defeat the Helmasaur King to rescue the first of the Seven Maidens.

Swamp Palace

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Main article: Swamp Palace (A Link to the Past)

The Swamp Palace is the second dungeon in the Dark World. Inside, Link will find the Hookshot. Link must defeat Arrghus to rescue the second of the Seven Maidens.

Skull Woods

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Main article: Skull Woods (A Link to the Past)

The Skull Woods is the third dungeon in the Dark World. Unlike the other dungeons, Link must travel between the inside of the dungeon and the overworld to reach the boss. Inside the dungeon, Link will find the Fire Rod. Link must defeat Mothula to rescue the third of the Seven Maidens.

Gargoyle's Domain

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Main article: Gargoyle's Domain

The Gargoyle's Domain is the fourth dungeon in the Dark World, located in the center of the Village of Outcasts. Inside, Link will find the Titan's Mitt. Link must defeat Blind the Thief to rescue the fourth of the Seven Maidens.

Ice Palace

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Main article: Ice Palace

The Ice Palace is the fifth dungeon in the Dark World. Inside, Link will find the Blue Mail. Link must defeat Kholdstare to rescue the fifth of the Seven Maidens.

Misery Mire

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Main article: Misery Mire (A Link to the Past)

Misery Mire is the sixth dungeon in the Dark World. The Ether Medallion is required to enter the dungeon. Inside, Link will find the Cane of Somaria. Link must defeat Vitreous to rescue the Sixth of the Seven Maidens.

Turtle Rock

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Main article: Turtle Rock (A Link to the Past)

Turtle Rock is the seventh dungeon in the Dark World. The Quake Medallion is required to enter the dungeon. Inside, Link will find the Mirror Shield. Link must defeat Trinexx to rescue the seventh of the Seven Maidens, Princess Zelda.

Ganon's Tower

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Main article: Ganon's Tower (A Link to the Past)

Ganon's Tower is the eighth and final dungeon in A Link to the Past. Link must rescue the Seven Maidens from the other dungeons to gain access to the Tower. Inside, Link will find the Red Mail. Link must also battle the bosses from the three Light World dungeons on his way to fight Agahnim for the second time.

Palace of the Four Sword

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Main article: Palace of the Four Sword

The Palace of the Four Sword is a bonus dungeon only available in the Game Boy Advance remake of A Link to the Past. The dungeon is located on the East side of the Pyramid of Power. To be able to go through the dungeon, you must first complete the Four Swords multiplayer game. The Palace of the Four Sword contains various puzzles and more difficult versions of A Link to the Past bosses.