Ybor City Historical Walking Tour
In the fall of 1885 Vincente Martinez-Ybor purchased 40 acres of swampland and the saga of Ybor City began. Eventually, more than 230 factories were located here, employing 12,000 tabaqueros (cigar makers) and
producing over half a billion cigars a year.
The rich history of Ybor encompasses manufacturing, immigration, organized crime and revolution.