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

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863 195
Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Colosseum Rome, Italy

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863 336
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Taj Mahal Uttar Pradesh, India

4
696 277
Great Wall of China is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Great Wall of China Shanhaiguan District, China

5
732 188
Machu Picchu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Machu Picchu Cusco Region, Peru

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633 173
Great Sphinx of Giza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Great Sphinx of Giza Giza, Egypt

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643 180
Acropolis of Athens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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641 225
Sistine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Sistine Chapel Rome, Italy

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559 271
Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Stonehenge Wiltshire, United Kingdom

10
505 179
Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pantheon Rome, Italy

11
429 194
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Versailles Yvelines, France

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449 170
Leaning Tower of Pisa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Leaning Tower of Pisa Pisa, Italy

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460 172
Angkor Wat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Angkor Wat Cambodia

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487 151
St. Peter's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
St. Peter's Basilica Rome, Italy

14 Famous People Who Have PhDs

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503 234
Statue of Liberty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Statue of Liberty Liberty Island, New York City, New York

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427 97
Parthenon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Parthenon Europe

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431 171
Forbidden City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Forbidden City Beijing, China

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352 177
Neuschwanstein Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Neuschwanstein Castle Bavaria, Germany

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405 177
Tower of London is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Tower of London London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom

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338 111
Chichen Itza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Chichen Itza Yucatán, Mexico

21
364 148
Terracotta Army is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Terracotta Army Xi'an, China

43 Idiots Who Picked Fights with the Wrong Guy

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315 213
Sydney Opera House is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Sydney Opera House Sydney, Australia

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319 113
Grand Canal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Grand Canal Venice, Italy

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366 157
Westminster Abbey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Westminster Abbey City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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307 141
Mount Everest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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357 198
Buckingham Palace is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Buckingham Palace City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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326 239
Mount Rushmore National Memori... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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316 99
Santorini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Santorini Thira, Greece

The Coolest, Best Kept Secrets of the Disney Parks

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306 63
The Louvre is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
The Louvre Paris, France

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319 102
Sagrada Família is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Sagrada Família Barcelona, Spain

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319 238
White House is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
White House Washington, D.C., USA

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279 160
Moscow Kremlin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Moscow Kremlin Moscow, Russia

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220 230
Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Gettysburg Pennsylvania, USA

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202 109
Temple Mount is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Temple Mount Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

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247 51
Notre Dame de Paris is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Notre Dame de Paris Île de la Cité, Paris, France

The Best Roller Coasters in the World

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213 64
Big Ben is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Big Ben City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

37
199 81
Piazza San Marco is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Piazza San Marco Venice, Italy

38
248 123
Times Square is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
HoserUSC added Times Square Manhattan, New York City, New York

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191 69
Edinburgh Castle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
karien.v.rooyen added Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh, Scotland

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251 109
Golden Gate Bridge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Golden Gate Bridge California, USA

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226 97
Saint Basil's Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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185 70
Florence Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Florence Cathedral Florence, Italy

Edinburgh's Bloody History Makes It One Of The Most Allegedly Haunted Cities In The World

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230 124
Lincoln Memorial is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Lincoln Memorial West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

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129 148
Omaha Beach is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Omaha Beach Calvados, France

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162 65
Easter Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Easter Island Oceania

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160 60
Saint Mark's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Saint Mark's Basilica Venice, Italy

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117 38
Alhambra is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
BarbaraAnnMeshi added Alhambra Granada, Spain - Granada, Spain

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151 129
Globe Theatre, London is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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176 80
Ephesus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Ephesus Turkey

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153 62
Milan Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Milan Cathedral Milan, Italy