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Sinking Bell Tower, Laoag

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.1/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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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  • It has a nice view but I am wondering why it is far from the church as opposed to other bell towers. 
  • Located near the exit from the city center to the periphery. Login failed, the door was locked. Looks spectacular both day and night.
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  • So easy to find when you arrive at the city. This can be your landmark. It is very beautiful in the morning because the sunrise gives it a perfect color 
  • Nice
  • so nice unbelivable
  • it was great being here. very historical and truly majestic.
  • historical and majestic church...5 times visited
  • nice
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