dream destinations Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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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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Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Colosseum Rome, Italy

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Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Taj Mahal Uttar Pradesh, India

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

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

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

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

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

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Neuschwanstein Castle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Neuschwanstein Castle Bavaria, Germany

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Forbidden City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Forbidden City Beijing, China

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

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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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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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Grand Canal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Grand Canal Venice, Italy

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Westminster Abbey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Westminster Abbey City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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

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Mount Rushmore National Memori... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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Chichen Itza is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Chichen Itza Yucatán, Mexico

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

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White House is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
White House Washington, D.C., USA

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The Louvre is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
The Louvre Paris, France

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

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Moscow Kremlin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Moscow Kremlin Moscow, Russia

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Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Gettysburg Pennsylvania, USA

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Times Square is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Times Square Manhattan, New York City, New York

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Sagrada Família is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Sagrada Família Barcelona, Spain

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

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Lincoln Memorial is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Lincoln Memorial West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

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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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Temple Mount is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Temple Mount Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

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Big Ben is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Big Ben City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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Edinburgh Castle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh, Scotland

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Omaha Beach is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Omaha Beach Calvados, France

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Florence Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Florence Cathedral Florence, Italy

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Saint Basil's Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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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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Saint Mark's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Saint Mark's Basilica Venice, Italy

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Ephesus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Ephesus Turkey

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Easter Island is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Easter Island Oceania

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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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Hoover Dam is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Hoover Dam Nevada, USA