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. Put Sinking Bell Tower and other Laoag attractions into our Laoag day trip app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It's unique to see only takes a few minutes. Like the rest of the country don't get over run by trikes, the kings of the road.  more »
  • the bell is unique and is in the middle of the street, very interesting. We went here as a stop over, the Church nearby is amazing.  more »
  • It's early morning when we travel to Laoag from Solsona. Luckily, we got the chance to catch up the sunrise. We visit this place as we need to buy some food and drinks to bring at Pagudpud for our fam...  more »

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