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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
Great Pyramid of Giza Giza Plateau, Giza, Egypt

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744 274
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Taj Mahal Uttar Pradesh, India

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731 161
Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Colosseum Rome, Italy

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598 238
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

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628 159
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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549 149
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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553 148
Acropolis of Athens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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498 221
Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Stonehenge Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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559 189
Sistine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Sistine Chapel Rome, Italy

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447 152
Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pantheon Rome, Italy

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394 138
Leaning Tower of Pisa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Leaning Tower of Pisa Pisa, Italy

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376 166
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Versailles Yvelines, France

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453 179
Statue of Liberty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Statue of Liberty Liberty Island, New York City, New York

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420 127
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

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388 153
Angkor Wat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Angkor Wat Cambodia

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363 145
Forbidden City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Forbidden City Beijing, China

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304 154
Neuschwanstein Castle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Neuschwanstein Castle Bavaria, Germany

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350 80
Parthenon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Parthenon Europe

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340 149
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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273 178
Sydney Opera House is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Sydney Opera House Sydney, Australia

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312 134
Westminster Abbey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Westminster Abbey City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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265 93
Grand Canal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Grand Canal Venice, Italy

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277 95
Chichen Itza is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Chichen Itza Yucatán, Mexico

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290 120
Terracotta Army is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Terracotta Army

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297 190
Mount Rushmore National Memori... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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299 168
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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243 124
Mount Everest is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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240 48
The Louvre is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
The Louvre Paris, France

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256 85
Santorini is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Santorini Thira, Greece

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274 200
White House is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
White House Washington, D.C., USA

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197 188
Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Gettysburg Pennsylvania, USA

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238 140
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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264 86
Sagrada Família is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Sagrada Família Barcelona, Spain

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190 38
Notre Dame de Paris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Notre Dame de Paris Île de la Cité, Paris, France

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211 90
Times Square is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
HoserUSC added Times Square Manhattan, New York City, New York

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149 99
Temple Mount is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Temple Mount Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

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216 79
Golden Gate Bridge is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Golden Gate Bridge California, USA

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159 64
Piazza San Marco is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Piazza San Marco Venice, Italy

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163 48
Big Ben is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Big Ben City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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197 95
Lincoln Memorial is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Lincoln Memorial West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

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149 56
Edinburgh Castle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
karien.v.rooyen added Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh, Scotland

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146 57
Florence Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Florence Cathedral Florence, Italy

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183 84
Saint Basil's Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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97 130
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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192 120
Alcatraz Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Alcatraz Island California, USA

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127 54
Easter Island is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Easter Island Oceania

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143 55
Cristo Redentor is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cristo Redentor Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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120 47
Saint Mark's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Saint Mark's Basilica Venice, Italy

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119 110
Globe Theatre, London is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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111 47
The Last Supper is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
faomac added The Last Supper Milan, Italy