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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Havana trip planner .
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  • This man was slightly crazy, but very good. The men gave away newspapers, women flowers. If it will hold for your finger it will have happiness:)
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  • Paris Knight which by the way was not there, but Spain, nor Knight is in the Plaza San Francisco. They say that to return to Cuba should touch him with the beard, the hand and foot stomping. We did and hope to return.
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  • If you keep him in the beards, the hand o stepped on his foot at the same time and you'll come back to Cuba, it said. As you can see, it is wide, which has tried for you see how small he is in metalen but charming. A fun thing to do.
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