Let Ybor City's red brick buildings, wrought iron balconies and Florida sunshine transport you to a mini Latin America in Tampa. Once known as the "Cigar Capital of the World", Ybor City was founded by Vicente Martinez-Ybor in 1886 as a cigar manufacturing town. Immigrants from Cuba, Spain, and Sicily fled in to the city to work in cigar factories contributing Ybor's still present Latin atmosphere.
Ybor is a lively center of activity filled with dining options to satisfy all tastes and budgets. Tours are offered daily for those looking for a ghostly encounter or even a lesson on the history of cigars. The Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel is located a short drive away, convenient for a day trip to one of the only two historic landmark districts in Florida. Visit Ybor city during your next trip to the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel and see all of the amazing things to do in Tampa.