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Ybor City

Address: Northeast of the Downtown Tampa on I-4 at Exit 1, Tampa, FL 33618 (Historic Ybor)
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Ranked #25 of 60 Attractions in Tampa
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Nightlife, City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining
Owner description: Once the cigar capital of the world, Ybor City is now a thriving community.
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Nightlife, City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining
Owner description: Once the cigar capital of the world, Ybor City is now a thriving community.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Has a nice vibe and lots of shops to look around,its all mostly in downtown,at night in the weekends lots of young people at the bars and streets,feels like New Orleans!

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Halstead, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We love going to Ybor City and it's always one of our stopsin Tampa. There's so much to see and do, and so much fun!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Ybor city is a place with character. Various small shops, historical streets and buildings, wonderful restaurants bars and clubs. There are also some siggar shops where you can watch the process of siggar making from scratch. A joyous way to spend a few hours in Tampa.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

So much of Tampa is bland and without character, it was a relief to discover Ybor City. We went on a Saturday evening and it was buzzing with energy - plenty of live music on tap, lots of different bars and clubs to visit and a healthy selection of restaurants. The place feels edgy and a bit rundown but that... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

why when you are in the bay area do you Not go to Ybor City? I know people who live in clearwater and have never been !! Amazing. If you don't like the crazy young night life then don't go in the evening just go at lunchtime but never leave without having a devilled crab from Carmines wow or have... More 

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Shelton, Connecticut
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Ybor City was nice driving through during the Christmas holiday. The main street in Ybor was all lit up and it looked real fun. I didn't go into any place as I was with my daughter however it looks like a bar crawl of a place with a lot of restaurants too and a night life. I'd recommend going if... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Street parking is difficult to find, so just park in the parking garage. For a middle aged non-smoker, this place had little to offer. There were a few eclectic shops that were interesting-- clothing and antique-y things. Personally, I think my time was wasted here.

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Miami, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

a place that WAS done by immigrant is now a pile of bars and individuals with bad faces ... Ybor City museum is definitely bad, very sloppy and does not truly represent the history of the city. definitely a not recommended place to visit. is a real shame

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Place for the night scene...not midday when we were there. Lots of restaurants and bars. Lots of history. Several places they still roll Cuban cigars. Interesting to walk into one of the cigar shops and see how the cigars are rolled by hand and learn about the history of the area. We were told it's really hopping until the wee... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Fun place, a bit of "history" and also the feeling of it. Easy parking, cheap places to eat, good places to eat and still the feeling of a nice district.

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