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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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1,012 321
Great Pyramid of Giza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza Plateau, Giza, Egypt

2
998 225
Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

3
975 376
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Uttar Pradesh, India

4
792 303
Great Wall of China is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Shanhaiguan District, China

5
826 209
Machu Picchu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cusco Region, Peru

6
724 187
Great Sphinx of Giza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza, Egypt

7
736 198
Acropolis of Athens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

8
736 249
Sistine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

9
624 304
Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Wiltshire, United Kingdom

10
583 191
Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

11
492 216
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Yvelines, France

12
503 191
Leaning Tower of Pisa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pisa, Italy

13
560 163
St. Peter's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

14
513 188
Angkor Wat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cambodia

15
572 269
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
494 106
Parthenon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Europe

17
485 185
Forbidden City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Beijing, China

18
403 196
Neuschwanstein Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Bavaria, Germany

19
413 165
Terracotta Army is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Xi'an, China

20
454 206
Tower of London is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom

21
381 126
Chichen Itza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Yucatán, Mexico

22
369 122
Grand Canal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Venice, Italy

23
417 171
Westminster Abbey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

24
342 238
Sydney Opera House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Sydney, Australia

25
346 160
Mount Everest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

26
400 214
Buckingham Palace is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

27
361 269
Mount Rushmore National Memori... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

28
367 108
Santorini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Thira, Greece

29
366 74
The Louvre is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Paris, France

30
358 115
Sagrada Família is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Barcelona, Spain

31
360 270
White House is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Washington, D.C., USA

32
313 179
Moscow Kremlin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Moscow, Russia

33
255 254
Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pennsylvania, USA

34
235 120
Temple Mount is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

35
294 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
258 77
Big Ben is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

37
229 89
Piazza San Marco is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Venice, Italy

38
290 143
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
226 77
Edinburgh Castle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
karien.v.rooyen added Edinburgh, Scotland

40
299 124
Golden Gate Bridge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
California, USA

41
226 80
Florence Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Florence, Italy

42
150 169
Omaha Beach is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Calvados, France

43
257 108
Saint Basil's Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

44
266 142
Lincoln Memorial is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

45
185 75
Easter Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Oceania

46
187 71
Saint Mark's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Venice, Italy

47
141 49
Alhambra is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
BarbaraAnnMeshi added Granada, Spain - Granada, Spain

48
168 146
Globe Theatre, London is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

49
186 71
Milan Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Milan, Italy

50
199 93
Ephesus is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Turkey