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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  • July 5, 2017
    Didn't get a chance to have a photo opportunity since it was so awkward for me to post within the vicinity of the city. Overall: This phenomenon is quite disturbing because something is triggering the...  more »
  • June 23, 2017
    Not necessarily less important store. Threw the ball children toward the outer wall is not allowed during play and was tipping.
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  • June 11, 2017
    This majestic and historic Tower reigns absolute in Laoag since the 16th century. Impossible to pass through it and not notice it. Preserve it is to preserve the history of the country. Is located in the Centre of Laoag. It's worth a shot!
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