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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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  • The Sinking Bell Tower is located at the center of Laoag City ie a couple of steps away from/to Ilocos Norte Capitol and Laoag's Public Market. It is believed that the historic tower is sinking at a r...  more »
  • Haha! This is probably the first thing you'll get to see when you arrive in Ilocos without any effort to exert. It is situated in the middle of the downtown area. You can just pass at it for how many ...  more »
  • The sinking bell tower is in the middle of a busy road and there is no parking at all. If you want to check the bell tower out do so from a moving vehicle with a passenger taking photos (safety first)...  more »