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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  • the historical view is very interesting. You will see the door is sinking. the location is within laoag city.  more »
  • Located in the heart of laoag city. Good stop over and side trip in laoag after lunch. U can no longer enter it, as from the name itself, “sinking” the half of the church structure is already sank.  more »
  • Walk in this area, too bad we arrived late but its still a nice piece of history to visit. sad that the surrounding smells like garbag...  more »

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