Coast Bike Rentals, Ybor City

YBOR CITY / TAMPA, FL – JULY 5: You can rent a bike anytime at the Ybor City bike rental hub, one of 30 hubs provided by Coast Bike Share located in the downtown Tampa area. HOW IT WORKS: 1. Reserve on web/mobile and get code, 2. Check out a bike by entering code, 3. Enjoy …

Ybor City 1886, the beginning

Ybor City was founded in 1886 by cigar manufacturer Vicente Martinez Ybor. He transformed the once sandy palmetto patched region into a booming cigar town with affordable housing for the workers. The city soon became populated with thousands of immigrants, mainly from Spain, Italy and Cuba with a cable car system that still runs through the city today. The palmettos in Ybor …

Ferlita Macaroni Factory built in 1923 in Ybor City

TAMPA/YBOR CITY, FL – The old Ferlita Macaroni Factory building, now a preserved historic landmark, was built back in 1923 on the corner of 1607 North 22nd Street and East 6th Avenue in Ybor City and was recently sold in October of 2014 according to Hillsborough County records. (source hcpafl.org)

Riding classic streetcars in Tampa, FL

TAMPA, FL – TECO Streetcars has a route map that travels 2.7 miles through Ybor City, the Channel District and parts of Downtown Tampa. Riding streetcars is a great way to get acquainted with the area or to get to your favorite place along the route worry free. The first electric streetcars in Tampa started rolling in 1892 and were …

Roland Manteiga, 15th and Palm, Ybor City

TAMPA/YBOR CITY – Roland Manteiga (1920 – 1998), publisher of the La Gaceta newspaper, was dedicated to a portion of Palm Avenue in Ybor City by the Florida Department of Transportation. The official ceremony was held on January 15 at the intersection of 15th Street and Palm Avenue where the sign was erected. The La Gaceta is a …

Ybor City 7th Ave – One of America’s 10 Great Streets

YBOR CITY / TAMPA, FL – Seventh Avenue is in the midst of the Historic District of Ybor City in Tampa, FL. Ybor City’s 7th Avenue was “Designated One of Americas 10 Great Streets” in 2008 by the American Planning Association. La Septima is Spanish for 7th Avenue that is marked on all the street …

Streetcars for sight seeing Tampa, Ybor, Channelside

TAMPA, FL – The Teco Streetcar System is a unique and inexpensive way for visitors to take a round trip that runs through parts of Downtown Tampa, Ybor City and the Channel District for only $2.50. To board, however, you do need the exact amount to give to the conductor. But this is not a problem since …

‘Viva Ybor’ mural by Chico Garcia, 7th Avenue

YBOR CITY/TAMPA, FL – DEC 8, 2014: The VIVA YBOR  is a colorful mural celebrating Ybor City on 7th Avenue created in October of 2012 by Artist, Chico Garcia. The upper right is a bust-portrait of cigar entrepreneur, Vincente Martinez Ybor, with the Tampa Bay Hotel (now the University Of Tampa) in the background.  A yellow …

Columbia Restaurant Tampa, FL

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) TAMPA, FL –  The Columbia Restaurant has been serving Spanish and Cuban cuisine since 1905 in the Historic Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa, FL. Largest Spanish Restaurant in the World The Columbia is the largest Spanish restaurant in the world. The building takes up one full city block on 7th Avenue between 21st and …

Centro Ybor Muvico theater, Tampa, FL

YBOR CITY / TAMPA, FL – The Muvico Centro Ybor 20 is a state-of-the-art digital theater with 20 screens housed in a beautiful Old World Spanish building. The Muvico amenities include electronic self-serve ticketing stations, reserved stadium seating, a full bar and valet parking. Check shows and times at Carmike.com Muvico Centro Ybor 20 | 1600 E …