Dream Destinations Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
54.5k votes 3.4k voters 151.3k views 218 items

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!
list ordered by

1
1,028 326
Great Pyramid of Giza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza Plateau, Giza, Egypt

2
1,016 231
Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

3
988 382
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Uttar Pradesh, India

4
802 311
Great Wall of China is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Shanhaiguan District, China

5
838 212
Machu Picchu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cusco Region, Peru

6
735 190
Great Sphinx of Giza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza, Egypt

7
746 205
Acropolis of Athens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

8
743 256
Sistine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

9
634 309
Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Wiltshire, United Kingdom

10
590 197
Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

11
498 221
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Yvelines, France

12
511 196
Leaning Tower of Pisa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pisa, Italy

13
567 169
St. Peter's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

14
521 193
Angkor Wat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cambodia

15
582 276
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
502 111
Parthenon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Europe

17
488 191
Forbidden City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Beijing, China

18
409 201
Neuschwanstein Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Bavaria, Germany

19
463 207
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
417 168
Terracotta Army is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Xi'an, China

21
388 128
Chichen Itza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Yucat√°n, Mexico

22
376 124
Grand Canal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Venice, Italy

23
425 173
Westminster Abbey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

24
348 246
Sydney Opera House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Sydney, Australia

25
409 218
Buckingham Palace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom