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"Centrol Espanol de Tampa" Top 5 Page for this destination Tampa Off The Beaten Path Tip by Ewingjr98

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  El Centro Español de Tampa
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Centrol Espanol de Tampa was established in Ybor City in 1891 as a Hispanic ethnic and social club. The current building was completed in 1912 in Spanish, Moorish and French Renaissance-influenced architecture. Inside is a lobby, theater, cantina, and ballroom, most of which are still open to the public today. Though abandoned for several years, it was restored in the 1980s and became a National Historic Landmark in 1988.

Today the old club still operates as a theater, restaurant, and offices. From Centro Ybor you can at least check out the fancy entranceway, marble floors, and Tiffany lamps.

Not too far away, on North Howard Avenue is the El Centro Español of West Tampa, which was constructed in 1912 for the same purpose.

othercontact: 1526-1536 E. Seventh Avenue
Website: http://www.nps.gov/history/NR/feature/hispanic/2001/elcentro.HTM

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  • Updated Sep 5, 2009
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