Selena is one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. She remains a legendary artist who has become a bicultural icon.
The “Queen of Tejano” Selena’s Lasting Impact on the Alamo City
The Queen of Tejano – singer Selena Quintanilla – spent a lot of time in San Antonio before her tragic death in 1995. Indeed, the Alamo City was like a second home to her – she even had a boutique in town. If you are a fan of the 1997 biopic Selena, starring Jennifer Lopez, you can revisit spots where several key scenes were shot. Follow in Selena’s footsteps as you note some of the city’s tributes to her.
A romantic scene from the movie Selena was filmed on an arched stone bridge, located between N. Saint Mary’s Street and Navarro Street.
Self-taught artist’s larger than life depiction of the star adorns the wall of a small shopping center in the city’s Missions/South neighborhood. Montoya’s Mural is located at 100 Beatrice Ave.
The McNay Art Museum pays tribute to Selena through this special exhibition of photos from San Antonio photographer, John Dyer.
Selena christened the café at its grand opening. Today, there’s a star honoring her outside.
Served as a backdrop for Selena’s music video for, “No Me Quede Mas.”
Check out the tribute to Selena at Mi Tierra where the singer’s brother, A.B. Quintanilla reportedly loves to sit nearby when he visits.
“Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” scenes from Selena were filmed in front of the Alamo.
Selena filmed scenes for her “No Me Quede Mas” in the historic park.
This mural features Selena along with a colorful Aztec-printed background. Calvo dedicated the mural to his father, who was a well-known Tejano radio personality and DJ. This mural is located at the corner of I-10 and Hildebrand.