It is beautiful to see how Selena’s memory has remained alive the last two decades. I remember as a child my mom would bump Selena’s music and I would lip sync to it in front of the mirror. Now a whole new generation of little girls and boys are growing up with her music! We can thank social media, YouTube, and music streaming for that. And while our way to remember Selena may rely on the digital space, there are also real life sites where fans can remember and celebrate her at as well. Let’s take a look at a few of these locations.
The Selena Museum is located in her hometown in Corpus Christi, Texas. Here you will able to see the record studio where Selena and Los Dinos recorded their music. There are also hundreds of Selena photographs and awards hanging on the walls. The most special part though is seeing different personal items that belonged to Selena such as her childhood dolls, her art sketches, and her iconic outfits.
Mirador de la Flor
Mirador de la Flor is the Selena monument also located in Corpus Christi, Texas. One side of the monument has a Selena statue looking out towards the sea and the other side a detailed white rose with a dedication plaque under it. The monument was unveiled in 1997.
First time coming to see her grave site. If only she was still alive 😔. R.I.P Selena Quintanilla pic.twitter.com/MvVpAi368A
— Coach Lopez 🎚️ (@Nicklopez_9) July 14, 2014
Selena’s final resting site is located in Corpus Christi at the Seaside Memorial Park. Many fans visit to pay their respects.
Selena’s original wax figure is located at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Hollywood, California. It was unveiled in a huge ceremony in 2017. The figure is dressed in her classic bustier look, with a fabulous purple jacket and knee high boots. I think Selena would approve of the outfit!
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
Selena’s long anticipated Hollywood Walk of Fame Star was honored to her on November 3, 2017. The star is located right in front of the iconic Capitol Records building, a place often visited by Selena when she was signed on by EMI Latin Records.