Plethora of Architectural history throughout Ybor City, discover its hidden treasures.
Historical, Cultural and Event Venues
Today, a walk down 7th Avenue is truly a walk through the history of Ybor City. Now known as Tampa’s National Historic Landmark District, Ybor City in the 1880s was a melting pot of immigrants from Spain, Cuba, Germany and Italy and home to some of the world’s most famous cigar factories that were the main economic source for the city.
Since then, many of the factory warehouses have been converted into business lofts, restaurants, shops and more. Ybor City has grown to be known as Tampa’s Latin Quarter, offering an ample menu of arts and culture, and is known for its popular nightclubs and entertainment.
Several structures in the historic district are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and evoke the history of Ybor City. Classic brick streets and historic facades blend into a distinct sense of culture that enlivens your environment while preserving a rich history of diversity, community and industry.
To learn more about the history and architecture of Ybor City, visit the http://www.ybormuseum.org/.
Ybor City’s residents formed ethnic social clubs and benevolent organizations, which offered their members cooperative medical plans and charitable services. The largest Hispanic clubs in Tampa between 1890 and 1920 were the Centro Asturiano, Circulo Cubano, El Centro Español, and La Union Marti-Maceo.
Though many of the residents were Hispanic, immigrating from Spain or Spanish Cuba, there were also Italian, German, Rumanian Jewish, and Chinese immigrants in Ybor City.