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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  • People line up to get their picture taken with this statue. But more importantly to touch his finger and whisper into his ear asking for him to grant a wish! He was a very unique character in Havana.....  more »
  • on a guided tour when we came across this lovely statue. Really interesting story of the life of one of Havana's characters.  more »

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