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SNAPSHOT: Laoag Sinking Bell Tower

The tallest belltower in the country, the 45-meter St. William’s Cathedral Belltower is built by the Augustinian Friars in 1612. It has gained its reputation as a sinking belltower as it was built in a sandy foundation that it has been settling continuosly for hundreds of years now. Located at the town center of Laoag City, 85 meters away from the cathedral, this Spanish landmark will surely catch your attention.

How To Get There:

● By land, take any bus bound for Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte (GV Florida Transport), or alternately, take any Laoag, Ilocos Norte bound bus (GV Florida Transport, Partas Bus, Dominion Bus Lines, Fariñas Transit) then hop on to another bus bound for Pagudpud.(10-12hrs travel time)

● By Air, take any flight bound for Laoag City Airport via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines (45mins travel time).

● From the airport hire a tricycle to take you to the Belltower which is located in the town center.

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