Founded by Vicente Martinez Ybor in 1886. It was a small village that was the center for cigar manufacturing. Since then, Yboy City has boomed in the business market and has become a hotspot for Tampa night life. Ybor City is very gay friendly and has its own gay quarter known as "GaYbor". No matter if you're looking to dine, shop or party hard Ybor is the place to be!