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Well-Manicured Little Park

This small park dedicated to the Cuban nationalist, Jose Marti, is tucked off 8th Street in Ybor... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Girvan, United Kingdom
Impressive with chickens running wild

The little park at the edge of Ybor City has a statue of Jose Marti, Our shuttle driver showed as... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Tommy M
Roseville, California
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1303 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3611
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

This small park dedicated to the Cuban nationalist, Jose Marti, is tucked off 8th Street in Ybor City. If you can get there when it is open, you can amazingly walk onto Cuban soil. The land was gifted to the Republic of Cuba in 1956....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mcmonScotland
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The only piece of land in the U.S. ever ceded to a foreign country, this small park is officially Cuban soil under Cuban jurisdiction. Soil from the Cuban Island was imported to this park as explained by the speaker whose historic details regarding Jose Marti...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Quaint little park that speaks volume for Cubans, and Cuban-Americans in the U.S. I didn't know much of the history of this park until a recent visit. I can see how Cubans are drawn to this small piece of Cuban soil in Ybor City.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ponch84
Reviewed 20 May 2018

The little park at the edge of Ybor City has a statue of Jose Marti, Our shuttle driver showed as free-roaming chickens. Good place to enjoy a cigar purchased in town.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tommy M
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Metered parking $1 for 1 hour , coins or credit card Parking is difficult to find Free admission Open Monday - Friday 0800am to 1:30pm (Very odd hours) Small tribute area, not a park No restrooms No water fountain Child stroller and wheel chair accessible

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank TravelVidaa
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This is a very small park and by no means should be your sole reason for visiting Ybor City as it will only take a few minutes to look around. The novelty of having your picture taken in front of the Isla de Cuba sign...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank dmonty7931
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Nice little park in memory of Jose Marti, a Cuban revolutionary who helped drum up support for the cause in Ybor City.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank LesL989
Reviewed 2 March 2017

A small commemorative park located in Ybor City. Jose Marti was a Cuban national who emigrated to Ybor City. I don't know that I would call it a park per se more like a small grassy monument with some benches. It is located on 8th...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank rjacksonbogner
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We visited the park during a tour of Ybor City....a nice, pretty little park with a lot of history behind it. Walk right on into Cuba without leaving Tampa!

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Want to be able to say that you have been in Cuba? Visit this park in Ybor City, FL! It is Cuba territory! The park honors Cuban-born poet, journalist, essayist, and revolutionary José Martí who made his home in Ybor City in the late-1800s.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Karin N
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