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Monument to Street Person, Havana
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Pay tribute to one of Havana's most prominent characters at Monument to 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 to Street Person on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Havana trip itinerary planner.
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  • An interesting statue with an interesting story... Located right outside the Church and Convent of San Francisco of Asisi in Havana. There are often 'trick statues' close to here, (and around other pa...  more »
  • Good bit of local fun hold his hand stand on his toe and rub his beard and make a wish for the future. 
  • You don't come all the way to San Francisco square for the statue but it is definitely part of the square and a good starting point for all four famous plazas of old Havana. The church is now a concer...  more »