Spotlight City: Ybor City

20160823_220737.jpgKnown as Tampa’s Latin Quarter for over a century, Ybor City offers an exotic blend of flavors, aromas, sights and sounds.  From the scent of roasting Cuban coffee early in the morning to the rhythms of Latin music late into the night, Ybor is a feast for the senses.

Choose from a variety of cuisine – Spanish, Cuban, Italian, Greek  and Asian – just by strolling down famed La Setima, Ybor City’s 7th Avenue. Share authentic tapas and sangria in an authentic atmosphere.

Browse eclectic shops and art galleries or visit a museum.  See a hand-rolled cigar being made or just relax and people watch with a cup of Ybor’s famous cafe con leche.20160823_220816.jpgListen to the music of the night – jazz, blues, salsa, reggae from the patio bars and nightclubs.  Ybor is alive with a variety of entertainment that makes it one of Tampa’s top ranked nightspots.Founded by Vincente Martinez Ybor as a cigar manufacturing center, Ybor City today is one of only two National Historic Landmark Districts in Florida.  Red brick buildings, wrought iron balconies and narrow brick streets give it an old-world charm that is a refreshing change of pace from the beaches and the mall.