Monument of the Street Person, Havana

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Pay tribute to one of Havana's most prominent characters at Monument of the Street Person. The statue commemorates José María López Lledín, one of the city's most well-known street people, famed for wandering around Havana and earning the nickname "El Caballero de Paris"--a reference to his affinity for all things French. Lledín was born in Spain in the early 20th century before being sent to Cuba to work with his uncle at the age of twelve. Following incarceration in 1920, his offbeat life in Havana began. Local custom holds that you should rub his beard for good luck. Put Monument of the Street Person on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Havana trip itinerary planner.
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  • Came across the statue while touring Old Havana. Took a couple of pictures and moved on. No reason to spend time here.  more »
  • We did not stroke his beard while standing on his foot while holding his finger-it was too weird for us! But, we took a picture with him and it was fun! We just happened to find him and it was delight...  more »
  • We touched the beard shoulder and shoe in the hope of getting good luck, the story behind the statue is really interesting .  more »