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Nice touch

We thought this was a "human" statue at first but soon realised it was a statue. A nice bit of art... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Novel statue

Another interesting street statue. Apparently if you rub his beard with your right hand and place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

Ran into this statue on a walk. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it as it is all that you can see in the picture.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank huntinginthejungle
Reviewed 4 days ago

We thought this was a "human" statue at first but soon realised it was a statue. A nice bit of art on a quiet street.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Colin_Cameron1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Constantly stopped and ggrabbed by people selling stuf& or asking for donations, did not feel safe at all

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Larry M
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Caballero de Paris was a homeless man who wondered the streets of Havana. He would not take charity but would give you something in return if you gave him something. He was not French but from Spain. It is believed that he was wrongly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another interesting street statue. Apparently if you rub his beard with your right hand and place your foot on his left foot it brings you good luck. Whether it works or not doesn’t matter as everybody appears to enjoy doing it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Onleaveagain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This statue represents a homeless man that used to wander those streets. Nothing special, but the neighborhood is really nice and the church behind it is beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ccoronasp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to touch the beard, hold his finger and put your foot onto his to have good luck. It was fun to do and his finger is actually worn so thin now that there is hardly anything left of it. Be aware of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Linbylynn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have a picture with next this beautifull sculture. He was a real france poor man visit Cuba and never come back in France beacuse become in Love for Havana, the Avane citizen loved him. Nice town center on Havana

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Tommaso V
Reviewed December 9, 2018

OK, so you have to do the good luck pose with this fellow. It's fun! Have a tour guide, or someone, explain the background. That will add a lot to your fun little pose. Hey, maybe the good luck thing will work. Have to try!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael P
Reviewed November 30, 2018

My husband and I were on tour in Havana and appreciated the monuments, landmarks, and historical sites. What a beautiful picture op! I was unaware of the legend of the statue bringing you good luck. Oh, I am so superstitious, I wish I knew this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Honora | Reviewed this property |
Tourists should only use the official pesos. These can only be bought once you are in the country and it is better to buy with euros or sterling as the exchange rate for US dollars is subject to a 10% surcharge. Credit cards... More
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December 14, 2016|
Response from Leo J S | Reviewed this property |
Actually there many that go there. Among the lines that offer Havana as a port stop now are Fred.Olsen Cruises, Thomson Cruises, Variety Cruises, Noble Caledonia, Viking Cruises, and Star Clippers to name a few. You can... More