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Historical places to visit before you die, ranked by history and travel buffs worldwide. Anyone can vote on this list of famous historical landmarks, making it a truly trustworthy way to find the best landmarks to visit in the world. You can even make your own historical places list to add to these rankings. What famous historical sites should you see and what are some good historic places to visit? This list of famous places has them all!

Whether you're building your bucket list or indulging in some serious wanderlust, this list is one destination that's definitely worth visiting. Historical places around the world offer a firsthand look at work history. This list of national landmarks features over 100 famous landmarks that are worth seeing and will educate, entertain, and enlighten you. Which of the places on this list of famous world landmarks are you planning a trip to? Take a look at this list and plan your next adventure today!
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Great Pyramid of Giza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Great Pyramid of Giza Giza Plateau, Giza, Egypt

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715 262
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Taj Mahal Uttar Pradesh, India

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698 151
Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Colosseum Rome, Italy

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582 228
Great Wall of China is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Great Wall of China Shanhaiguan District, China

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608 151
Machu Picchu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Machu Picchu Cusco Region, Peru

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529 145
Great Sphinx of Giza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Great Sphinx of Giza Giza, Egypt

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535 141
Acropolis of Athens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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481 211
Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Stonehenge Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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546 183
Sistine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Sistine Chapel Rome, Italy

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431 143
Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pantheon Rome, Italy

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368 160
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Versailles Yvelines, France

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379 137
Leaning Tower of Pisa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Leaning Tower of Pisa Pisa, Italy

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439 173
Statue of Liberty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Statue of Liberty Liberty Island, New York City, New York

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405 121
St. Peter's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
St. Peter's Basilica Rome, Italy

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375 149
Angkor Wat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Angkor Wat Cambodia

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355 143
Forbidden City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Forbidden City Beijing, China

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295 148
Neuschwanstein Castle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Neuschwanstein Castle Bavaria, Germany

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336 77
Parthenon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Parthenon Europe

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329 144
Tower of London is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Tower of London London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom

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264 171
Sydney Opera House is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Sydney Opera House Sydney, Australia

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302 130
Westminster Abbey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Westminster Abbey City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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258 91
Grand Canal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Grand Canal Venice, Italy

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283 116
Terracotta Army is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Terracotta Army

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264 93
Chichen Itza is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Chichen Itza Yucatán, Mexico

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282 186
Mount Rushmore National Memori... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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287 167
Buckingham Palace is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Buckingham Palace City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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232 119
Mount Everest is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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228 48
The Louvre is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
The Louvre Paris, France

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264 198
White House is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
White House Washington, D.C., USA

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244 84
Santorini is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Santorini Thira, Greece

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194 183
Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Gettysburg Pennsylvania, USA

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230 136
Moscow Kremlin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Moscow Kremlin Moscow, Russia

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255 85
Sagrada Família is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Sagrada Família Barcelona, Spain

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201 84
Times Square is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
HoserUSC added Times Square Manhattan, New York City, New York

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179 38
Notre Dame de Paris is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Notre Dame de Paris Île de la Cité, Paris, France

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152 60
Piazza San Marco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Piazza San Marco Venice, Italy

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141 97
Temple Mount is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Temple Mount Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

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204 75
Golden Gate Bridge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Golden Gate Bridge California, USA

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150 47
Big Ben is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Big Ben City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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188 92
Lincoln Memorial is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Lincoln Memorial West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

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141 52
Edinburgh Castle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
karien.v.rooyen added Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh, Scotland

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138 56
Florence Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Florence Cathedral Florence, Italy

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175 82
Saint Basil's Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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Omaha Beach is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Omaha Beach Calvados, France

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184 114
Alcatraz Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Alcatraz Island California, USA

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121 50
Easter Island is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Easter Island Oceania

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114 103
Globe Theatre, London is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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114 43
Saint Mark's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Saint Mark's Basilica Venice, Italy

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134 52
Cristo Redentor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cristo Redentor Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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104 42
The Last Supper is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
faomac added The Last Supper Milan, Italy