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Selena

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. 

Celebrating a Legacy

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. 

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The “Selena Bridge”

A romantic scene from the movie Selena was filmed on an arched stone bridge, located between N. Saint Mary’s Street and Navarro Street.  

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Christopher Montoya’s Mural

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.

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“Siempre Selena” at McNay Art Museum

The McNay Art Museum pays tribute to Selena through this special exhibition of photos from San Antonio photographer, John Dyer.

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Hard Rock Café

Selena christened the café at its grand opening. Today, there’s a star honoring her outside. 

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The Depot at Historic Sunset Station

Served as a backdrop for Selena’s music video for, “No Me Quede Mas.”

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Mi Tierra

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. 

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The Alamo

“Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” scenes from Selena were filmed in front of the Alamo 

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Brackenridge Park

Selena filmed scenes for her “No Me Quede Mas” in the historic park.

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Alan Calvo’s Mural

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. 

 

 

 

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