Your walking tour includes a walk down “La Septima Avenida” (Seventh Avenue) or “Broadway,” as residents know it. Seventh Avenue is not just a street but the heart of a special community, and has been designated one of the American Planning Association’s (APA) Great Streets in America for its history and character.
- Experience a visa-free visit to the only Cuban-owned land in America.
- Learn how the orders for the Cuban uprising against Spain were smuggled from Ybor City to Havana.
- Learn about the game of Bolita and the fascinating history of how organized crime controlled Tampa for decades.
The tour was originated by Lonnie Herman, a Tampa resident for over three decades. A former sales and marketing executive, Lonnie has contributed articles to many diverse publications. With his love of history and encyclopedic knowledge of Ybor City, entertaining and educating you on your visit is his goal. Today, all tours are conducted by a knowledgable and entertaining guide, well-versed in all aspects of Ybor City history.
Tours start from the Vicente Martinez-Ybor statue at Centro Ybor on Seventh Avenue. Call for daily schedule. 813-505-6779
Visiting Tampa for a conference or business meeting? Team-Building evening tours are available on request. Call for info.
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