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Sinking Bell Tower, Laoag

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First built in the 18th century at Laoag Cathedral, Sinking Bell Tower has gained fame thanks to its ever-shortening stature. The tower, built in an Earthquake Baroque architectural style, actually sinks into the ground an inch every year due to its heavy materials and the sandy foundation underfoot. Its builders cemented the stones together using a mixture of molasses, lime, and sand. You can't enter the tower, but take the opportunity to snap some photos before exploring the surrounding Italian Renaissance cathedral and public markets. Plan to see Sinking Bell Tower and other attractions that appeal to you using our Laoag tour planner.
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  • Looking better in night. Many towns around has same building It is very easy to find and You will just see it going across Laoag.  more »
  • nice place to visit and worth seeing at night if you can as it looks good in the dark sky, easy to get to  more »
  • maybe few minute there, can expect to go some place else, lots of strangle wire on top of bz road, i went there cause they have the bus to go Pagudud , the c the windmill  more »