A Sunday Walk in Historic Ybor City

Photo courtesy of Chris Barlow

A walk on a sunny but chilly Sunday afternoon in Ybor City, a historic neighborhood located northeast of downtown Tampa.  Ybor was founded in 1885  by Vicente Martinez-Ybor with other cigar manufactures.  Over the next 50-plus years, hundreds of millions of cigars were hand rolled annually by Cuban, Italian and Spanish immigrants who worked in Ybor’s cigar factories.



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