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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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987 312
Great Pyramid of Giza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza Plateau, Giza, Egypt

2
973 220
Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

3
958 369
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Uttar Pradesh, India

4
780 296
Great Wall of China is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Shanhaiguan District, China

5
813 205
Machu Picchu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cusco Region, Peru

6
707 184
Great Sphinx of Giza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Giza, Egypt

7
718 195
Acropolis of Athens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

8
721 244
Sistine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

9
612 298
Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Wiltshire, United Kingdom

10
566 190
Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

11
479 211
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Yvelines, France

12
490 188
Leaning Tower of Pisa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pisa, Italy

13
547 162
St. Peter's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Rome, Italy

14
504 184
Angkor Wat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cambodia

15
562 261
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
482 105
Parthenon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Europe

17
476 182
Forbidden City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Beijing, China

18
393 192
Neuschwanstein Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Bavaria, Germany

19
446 200
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
404 163
Terracotta Army is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Xi'an, China

21
374 123
Chichen Itza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Yucatán, Mexico

22
359 121
Grand Canal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Venice, Italy

23
407 170
Westminster Abbey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

24
337 233
Sydney Opera House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Sydney, Australia

25
341 157
Mount Everest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

26
392 212
Buckingham Palace is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

27
356 264
Mount Rushmore National Memori... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

28
359 107
Santorini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Thira, Greece

29
354 73
The Louvre is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Paris, France

30
351 113
Sagrada Família is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Barcelona, Spain

31
351 264
White House is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Washington, D.C., USA

32
306 177
Moscow Kremlin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Moscow, Russia

33
249 249
Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pennsylvania, USA

34
231 119
Temple Mount is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

35
284 58
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
225 89
Piazza San Marco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Venice, Italy

37
248 76
Big Ben is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

38
281 141
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
221 75
Edinburgh Castle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
karien.v.rooyen added Edinburgh, Scotland

40
292 122
Golden Gate Bridge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
California, USA

41
218 78
Florence Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Florence, Italy

42
146 166
Omaha Beach is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Calvados, France

43
259 141
Lincoln Memorial is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

44
250 108
Saint Basil's Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

45
181 74
Easter Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Oceania

46
180 70
Saint Mark's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Venice, Italy

47
136 47
Alhambra is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
BarbaraAnnMeshi added Granada, Spain - Granada, Spain

48
197 91
Ephesus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Turkey

49
164 145
Globe Theatre, London is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

50
179 71
Milan Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Milan, Italy