The historic neighborhood of Ybor in Tampa, FL was an important site for the launch of the fight for Cuban Independence, spurred by José Martí's delivery of impassioned speeches to Cuban cigar workers. The walking guides below hope to offer a path through a selection of important sites connected to Martí.
This walking tour guides you through ten sites that feature historical markers pertaining to José Martí and the Cuban Revolution in Ybor. The walking tour is about fifteen to twenty minutes. The stops are listed below, with links to information on the historical markers.
Note: The stops are mapped to the closest address within the vicinity of the historical marker, but all are visible from the stops. This is not an exhaustive guide to historical sites connected to Martí and the Cuban Revolution in Ybor, but is meant as a means to explore the local history as it relates to Martí.
José Martí Park is open to the public from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM on Monday through Friday. Located at the former site of revolutionary Paulina Pedroso's cabin, the land was donated to the Cuban government, which still owns the property to this day. The park contains soil from each of the Cuban provinces. Historical markers include: