It is no secret that I have a deep love for John Lennon, so I always enjoy the option of visiting a Lennon-related attraction in any city I travel to (see this post on Prague: Lennon Wall).
This park in Havana is quite small and was not referred to as Parque John Lennon until 2000, when the commemorative statue was unveiled on the 20th anniversary of John’s death.
During the 60s & 70s, Fidel banned The Beatles in Cuba, a highly unpopular move. This statue is an attempt to make up for that.
John’s glasses were iconic and have been stolen from the statue so many times that now there is a little old man whose job it is to sit in the park holding the glasses. When visitors come, he places the glasses on the statue as seen below:
If you would like to go there, Parque Lennon is located in the Vedado area of Havana. Here is the Google map of it. Enjoy!