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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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Great Pyramid of Giza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza Plateau, Giza, Egypt
2
Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy
3
Great Wall of China is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Shanhaiguan District, China
4
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Uttar Pradesh, India
5
Machu Picchu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cusco Region, Peru
6
Great Sphinx of Giza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza, Egypt
7
Sistine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy
8
Acropolis of Athens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
9
Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
10
Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy
11
Palace of Versailles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Versailles, France
12
Leaning Tower of Pisa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pisa, Italy
13
Statue of Liberty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Liberty Island, New York City, New York
14
St. Peter's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy
15
Angkor Wat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cambodia
16
Parthenon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Europe
17
Neuschwanstein Castle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Bavaria, Germany
18
Forbidden City is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Beijing, China
19
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
Westminster Abbey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
21
Terracotta Army is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Xi'an, China
22
Chichen Itza is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Yucat√°n, Mexico
23
Sydney Opera House is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Sydney, Australia
24
Grand Canal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Venice, Italy
25
Buckingham Palace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom