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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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963 306
Great Pyramid of Giza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza Plateau, Giza, Egypt

2
951 216
Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

3
936 365
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Uttar Pradesh, India

4
762 293
Great Wall of China is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Shanhaiguan District, China

5
800 202
Machu Picchu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cusco Region, Peru

6
691 182
Great Sphinx of Giza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza, Egypt

7
704 191
Acropolis of Athens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

8
707 239
Sistine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

9
601 293
Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Wiltshire, United Kingdom

10
558 186
Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

11
466 209
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Yvelines, France

12
484 183
Leaning Tower of Pisa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pisa, Italy

13
535 160
St. Peter's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

14
498 182
Angkor Wat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cambodia

15
553 256
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
476 102
Parthenon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Europe

17
467 180
Forbidden City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Beijing, China

18
386 189
Neuschwanstein Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Bavaria, Germany

19
434 199
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
394 161
Terracotta Army is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Xi'an, China

21
366 122
Chichen Itza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Yucatán, Mexico

22
350 120
Grand Canal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Venice, Italy

23
333 229
Sydney Opera House is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Sydney, Australia

24
397 168
Westminster Abbey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

25
332 155
Mount Everest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

26
383 211
Buckingham Palace is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

27
352 258
Mount Rushmore National Memori... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

28
350 105
Santorini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Thira, Greece

29
344 72
The Louvre is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Paris, France

30
349 110
Sagrada Família is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Barcelona, Spain

31
348 257
White House is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Washington, D.C., USA

32
303 172
Moscow Kremlin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Moscow, Russia

33
246 244
Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pennsylvania, USA

34
225 119
Temple Mount is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

35
278 57
Notre Dame de Paris is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Île de la Cité, Paris, France

36
220 88
Piazza San Marco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Venice, Italy

37
239 75
Big Ben is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

38
275 138
Times Square is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
HoserUSC added Manhattan, New York City, New York

39
215 73
Edinburgh Castle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
karien.v.rooyen added Edinburgh, Scotland

40
285 118
Golden Gate Bridge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
California, USA

41
210 76
Florence Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Florence, Italy

42
144 161
Omaha Beach is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Calvados, France

43
247 104
Saint Basil's Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

44
255 138
Lincoln Memorial is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

45
179 71
Easter Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Oceania

46
177 66
Saint Mark's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Venice, Italy

47
133 45
Alhambra is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
BarbaraAnnMeshi added Granada, Spain - Granada, Spain

48
194 88
Ephesus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Turkey

49
163 142
Globe Theatre, London is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

50
174 68
Milan Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Milan, Italy