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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1,030 327
Great Pyramid of Giza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza Plateau, Giza, Egypt

2
1,020 231
Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

3
991 384
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Uttar Pradesh, India

4
806 311
Great Wall of China is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Shanhaiguan District, China

5
839 213
Machu Picchu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cusco Region, Peru

6
737 191
Great Sphinx of Giza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza, Egypt

7
747 207
Acropolis of Athens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

8
744 258
Sistine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

9
636 311
Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Wiltshire, United Kingdom

10
591 199
Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

11
500 222
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Yvelines, France

12
512 198
Leaning Tower of Pisa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pisa, Italy

13
568 171
St. Peter's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

14
523 194
Angkor Wat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cambodia

15
585 277
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
504 112
Parthenon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Europe

17
490 191
Forbidden City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Beijing, China

18
411 201
Neuschwanstein Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Bavaria, Germany

19
464 208
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
418 168
Terracotta Army is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Xi'an, China

21
390 129
Chichen Itza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Yucat√°n, Mexico

22
377 124
Grand Canal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Venice, Italy

23
425 174
Westminster Abbey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

24
348 247
Sydney Opera House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Sydney, Australia

25
409 219
Buckingham Palace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom