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
1,063 337
Great Pyramid of Giza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza Plateau, Giza, Egypt

2
1,054 243
Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

3
1,020 394
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Uttar Pradesh, India

4
830 316
Great Wall of China is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Shanhaiguan District, China

5
855 216
Machu Picchu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cusco Region, Peru

6
755 196
Great Sphinx of Giza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza, Egypt

7
766 210
Acropolis of Athens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

8
765 261
Sistine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

9
653 320
Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Wiltshire, United Kingdom

10
610 205
Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

11
515 229
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Yvelines, France

12
524 204
Leaning Tower of Pisa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pisa, Italy

13
534 198
Angkor Wat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cambodia

14
577 178
St. Peter's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

15
599 285
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
521 113
Parthenon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Europe

17
497 196
Forbidden City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Beijing, China

18
419 207
Neuschwanstein Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Bavaria, Germany

19
428 171
Terracotta Army is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Xi'an, China

20
473 215
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
402 130
Chichen Itza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Yucat√°n, Mexico

22
384 127
Grand Canal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Venice, Italy

23
433 180
Westminster Abbey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

24
353 254
Sydney Opera House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Sydney, Australia

25
416 224
Buckingham Palace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom