In the Plaza de Armas, just across from the Cathedral of San Luis Potosi, is the sculpture of a man who was part of the landscape of the historic downtown of San Luis Potosi for many years. It is of Senor Jose Diaz Moreno, better known as the Señor de las Palomas. This man came twice a day to the Plaza de Armas to feed the pigeons, and he spent much of his life in caring for and protecting them. Upon seeing the older gentleman, the pigeons flew towards him, ate directly from his hand and stood on his shoulders.
The sculpture that can currently be seen in the Plaza de Armas, is a life-size bronze statue that was created by Potosino sculptor Mario Cuevas. It is common to see people leaving food for the pigeons, on and around the sculpture, which recreates the image of the man covered with pigeons.
The Señor de las Palomas died at the age of 89 as a result of chronic renal failure, and was buried in the Saucito Cemetery. He left an indelible memory whose image of generosity and love is the heritage of Potosi.