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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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726 266
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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709 153
Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Colosseum Rome, Italy

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585 229
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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613 153
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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533 146
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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539 142
Acropolis of Athens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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482 213
Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Stonehenge Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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551 183
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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435 145
Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pantheon Rome, Italy

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368 161
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Versailles Yvelines, France

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381 137
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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442 173
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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409 121
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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378 149
Angkor Wat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Angkor Wat Cambodia

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356 143
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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297 148
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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338 77
Parthenon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Parthenon Europe

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330 144
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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264 173
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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303 130
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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260 91
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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284 116
Terracotta Army is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Terracotta Army

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265 93
Chichen Itza is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Chichen Itza Yucatán, Mexico

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284 187
Mount Rushmore National Memori... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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288 167
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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233 120
Mount Everest is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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230 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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266 198
White House is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
White House Washington, D.C., USA

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247 84
Santorini is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Santorini Thira, Greece

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195 184
Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Gettysburg Pennsylvania, USA

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231 136
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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257 85
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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203 84
Times Square is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
HoserUSC added Times Square Manhattan, New York City, New York

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180 38
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

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155 60
Piazza San Marco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Piazza San Marco Venice, Italy

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143 97
Temple Mount is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Temple Mount Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

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207 76
Golden Gate Bridge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Golden Gate Bridge California, USA

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151 47
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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190 92
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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143 52
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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141 56
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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176 82
Saint Basil's Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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95 127
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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187 114
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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122 50
Easter Island is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Easter Island Oceania

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118 43
Saint Mark's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Saint Mark's Basilica Venice, Italy

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135 52
Cristo Redentor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cristo Redentor Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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107 42
The Last Supper is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
faomac added The Last Supper Milan, Italy

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114 105
Globe Theatre, London is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die