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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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1,015 323
Great Pyramid of Giza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza Plateau, Giza, Egypt

2
1,002 227
Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

3
979 378
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Uttar Pradesh, India

4
795 305
Great Wall of China is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Shanhaiguan District, China

5
829 210
Machu Picchu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cusco Region, Peru

6
726 188
Great Sphinx of Giza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza, Egypt

7
737 200
Acropolis of Athens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

8
737 250
Sistine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

9
625 305
Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Wiltshire, United Kingdom

10
584 192
Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

11
493 217
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Yvelines, France

12
503 193
Leaning Tower of Pisa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pisa, Italy

13
561 164
St. Peter's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

14
516 188
Angkor Wat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cambodia

15
573 271
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
494 108
Parthenon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Europe

17
486 186
Forbidden City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Beijing, China

18
404 198
Neuschwanstein Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Bavaria, Germany

19
455 206
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
413 166
Terracotta Army is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Xi'an, China

21
382 126
Chichen Itza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Yucatán, Mexico

22
369 123
Grand Canal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Venice, Italy

23
418 171
Westminster Abbey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

24
343 239
Sydney Opera House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Sydney, Australia

25
346 161
Mount Everest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

26
401 214
Buckingham Palace is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

27
361 270
Mount Rushmore National Memori... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

28
368 109
Santorini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Thira, Greece

29
366 75
The Louvre is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Paris, France

30
359 116
Sagrada Família is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Barcelona, Spain

31
361 271
White House is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Washington, D.C., USA

32
313 180
Moscow Kremlin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Moscow, Russia

33
256 256
Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pennsylvania, USA

34
235 121
Temple Mount is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

35
295 59
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
259 77
Big Ben is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

37
230 89
Piazza San Marco is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Venice, Italy

38
292 143
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
226 78
Edinburgh Castle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
karien.v.rooyen added Edinburgh, Scotland

40
300 126
Golden Gate Bridge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
California, USA

41
227 80
Florence Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Florence, Italy

42
152 169
Omaha Beach is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Calvados, France

43
267 143
Lincoln Memorial is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

44
257 109
Saint Basil's Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

45
185 76
Easter Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Oceania

46
187 72
Saint Mark's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Venice, Italy

47
168 147
Globe Theatre, London is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

48
141 50
Alhambra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
BarbaraAnnMeshi added Granada, Spain - Granada, Spain

49
186 72
Milan Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Milan, Italy

50
199 94
Ephesus is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Turkey