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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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808 183
Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Colosseum Rome, Italy

3
821 315
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Taj Mahal Uttar Pradesh, India

4
654 265
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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688 176
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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598 169
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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597 172
Acropolis of Athens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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600 218
Sistine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Sistine Chapel Rome, Italy

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536 262
Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Stonehenge Wiltshire, United Kingdom

10
480 172
Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pantheon Rome, Italy

11
408 186
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Versailles Yvelines, France

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427 162
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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440 163
Angkor Wat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Angkor Wat Cambodia

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466 145
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

The Most Beautiful Places In America

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485 221
Statue of Liberty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Statue of Liberty Liberty Island, New York City, New York

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400 92
Parthenon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Parthenon Europe

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410 165
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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338 170
Neuschwanstein Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Neuschwanstein Castle Bavaria, Germany

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382 167
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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319 105
Chichen Itza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Chichen Itza Yucatán, Mexico

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305 201
Sydney Opera House is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Sydney Opera House Sydney, Australia

The Best Museums in the United States

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342 143
Terracotta Army is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Terracotta Army Xi'an, China

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305 108
Grand Canal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Grand Canal Venice, Italy

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348 152
Westminster Abbey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Westminster Abbey City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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290 136
Mount Everest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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340 190
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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313 230
Mount Rushmore National Memori... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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300 96
Santorini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Santorini Thira, Greece

30+ Famous Places Seen From a New Perspective

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288 61
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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302 98
Sagrada Família is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Sagrada Família Barcelona, Spain

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273 153
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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303 230
White House is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
White House Washington, D.C., USA

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209 223
Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Gettysburg Pennsylvania, USA

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233 47
Notre Dame de Paris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Notre Dame de Paris Île de la Cité, Paris, France

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188 105
Temple Mount is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Temple Mount Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

30+ Famous People Born in Countries That Don't Exist Anymore

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237 115
Times Square is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
HoserUSC added Times Square Manhattan, New York City, New York

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189 77
Piazza San Marco is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Piazza San Marco Venice, Italy

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198 60
Big Ben is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Big Ben City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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179 67
Edinburgh Castle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
karien.v.rooyen added Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh, Scotland

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235 105
Golden Gate Bridge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Golden Gate Bridge California, USA

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218 93
Saint Basil's Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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176 66
Florence Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Florence Cathedral Florence, Italy

14 Famous People Who Have PhDs

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122 143
Omaha Beach is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Omaha Beach Calvados, France

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219 121
Lincoln Memorial is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Lincoln Memorial West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

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154 62
Easter Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Easter Island Oceania

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150 57
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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142 123
Globe Theatre, London is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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167 78
Ephesus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Ephesus Turkey

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105 35
Alhambra is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
BarbaraAnnMeshi added Alhambra Granada, Spain - Granada, Spain

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166 71
Cristo Redentor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cristo Redentor Rio de Janeiro, Brazil