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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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847 191
Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Colosseum Rome, Italy

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848 333
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Taj Mahal Uttar Pradesh, India

4
685 274
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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721 185
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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624 171
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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629 175
Acropolis of Athens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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629 223
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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551 269
Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Stonehenge Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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498 178
Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Pantheon Rome, Italy

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422 192
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Versailles Yvelines, France

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442 168
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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454 169
Angkor Wat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Angkor Wat Cambodia

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480 150
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

The Most Beautiful Places In America

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498 230
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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419 96
Parthenon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Parthenon Europe

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423 170
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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346 175
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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401 174
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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334 107
Chichen Itza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Chichen Itza Yucatán, Mexico

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357 147
Terracotta Army is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Terracotta Army Xi'an, China

The Best River Cruise Lines

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312 210
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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315 112
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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362 156
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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305 138
Mount Everest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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354 196
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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324 237
Mount Rushmore National Memori... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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311 99
Santorini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Santorini Thira, Greece

The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit

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303 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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315 102
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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317 235
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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278 159
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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200 108
Temple Mount is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Temple Mount Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

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216 228
Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Gettysburg Pennsylvania, USA

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244 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 TV Hangout Spots You'd Most Like to Frequent

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211 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

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247 121
Times Square is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
HoserUSC added Times Square Manhattan, New York City, New York

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197 81
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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190 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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249 108
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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224 97
Saint Basil's Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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183 70
Florence Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Florence Cathedral Florence, Italy

14 Famous People Who Have PhDs

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227 124
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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127 147
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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161 64
Easter Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Easter Island Oceania

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156 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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175 80
Ephesus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
WilliamASalazar added Ephesus Turkey

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114 38
Alhambra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
BarbaraAnnMeshi added Alhambra Granada, Spain - Granada, Spain

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148 128
Globe Theatre, London is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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170 73
Cristo Redentor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die
Cristo Redentor Rio de Janeiro, Brazil