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Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die 

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List Rules Must be a real landmark. Not fictional and not just a country, state or city.

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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Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy
2
Great Pyramid of Giza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza Plateau, Giza, Egypt
3
Machu Picchu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cusco Region, Peru
4
Great Sphinx of Giza is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza, Egypt
5
Acropolis of Athens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
6
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Uttar Pradesh, India
7
Sistine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy
8
Great Wall of China is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Shanhaiguan District, China
9
Parthenon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Europe
10
Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy
11
Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Stonehenge Wiltshire, United Kingdom
12
St. Peter's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy
13
Leaning Tower of Pisa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pisa, Italy
14
Palace of Versailles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Versailles, France
15
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
Angkor Wat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cambodia
17
Tower of London is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom
18
Santorini is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Thira, Greece
19
Westminster Abbey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
20
Grand Canal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Venice, Italy
21
Notre Dame de Paris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Île de la Cité, Paris, France
22
The Louvre is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Paris, France
23
Neuschwanstein Castle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Bavaria, Germany
24
Chichen Itza is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Yucatán, Mexico
25
Big Ben is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom