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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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1,000 317
Great Pyramid of Giza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza Plateau, Giza, Egypt

2
984 222
Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

3
968 371
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Uttar Pradesh, India

4
790 298
Great Wall of China is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Shanhaiguan District, China

5
820 207
Machu Picchu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cusco Region, Peru

6
719 185
Great Sphinx of Giza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza, Egypt

7
727 196
Acropolis of Athens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

8
726 246
Sistine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

9
619 300
Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Wiltshire, United Kingdom

10
572 191
Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

11
483 214
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Yvelines, France

12
497 189
Leaning Tower of Pisa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pisa, Italy

13
552 162
St. Peter's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

14
507 186
Angkor Wat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cambodia

15
565 266
Statue of Liberty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Liberty Island, New York City, New York

16
486 106
Parthenon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Europe

17
481 184
Forbidden City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Beijing, China

18
399 192
Neuschwanstein Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Bavaria, Germany

19
448 204
Tower of London is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom

20
408 164
Terracotta Army is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Xi'an, China

21
376 125
Chichen Itza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Yucatán, Mexico

22
362 122
Grand Canal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Venice, Italy

23
409 171
Westminster Abbey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

24
339 235
Sydney Opera House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Sydney, Australia

25
342 158
Mount Everest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

26
395 213
Buckingham Palace is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

27
357 266
Mount Rushmore National Memori... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

28
362 107
Santorini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Thira, Greece

29
358 73
The Louvre is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Paris, France

30
352 114
Sagrada Família is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Barcelona, Spain

31
354 267
White House is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Washington, D.C., USA

32
308 178
Moscow Kremlin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Moscow, Russia

33
250 252
Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pennsylvania, USA

34
232 119
Temple Mount is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

35
286 59
Notre Dame de Paris is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Île de la Cité, Paris, France

36
251 76
Big Ben is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

37
225 89
Piazza San Marco is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Venice, Italy

38
283 143
Times Square is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
HoserUSC added Manhattan, New York City, New York

39
222 76
Edinburgh Castle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
karien.v.rooyen added Edinburgh, Scotland

40
294 123
Golden Gate Bridge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
California, USA

41
220 78
Florence Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Florence, Italy

42
146 168
Omaha Beach is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Calvados, France

43
253 108
Saint Basil's Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

44
260 142
Lincoln Memorial is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

45
183 74
Easter Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Oceania

46
182 70
Saint Mark's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Venice, Italy

47
166 145
Globe Theatre, London is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

48
138 48
Alhambra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
BarbaraAnnMeshi added Granada, Spain - Granada, Spain

49
198 91
Ephesus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Turkey

50
181 71
Milan Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Milan, Italy