Deeply Rooted in San Antonio
We’ve been a part of San Antonio’s vibrant confluence of cultures for five generations. We honor and celebrate our family’s roots in our hometown by supporting the community and preserving la cultura mexicana.
The Zona Cultural is a unique 44-block district in the west-end of downtown San Antonio rich with history and where the city of San Antonio first began. San Pedro Creek, Main Plaza, Military Plaza, Market Square, and Alameda Theater, among dozens of other institutions and art installations, are all located in the Zona and serve as symbols of our history and modern culture.
In the 1950s the Alameda became a nationally recognized venue for Spanish-language acts and movies featuring stars such as Maria Felix, Pedro Infante, Cantinflas, Pedro Gonzalez and Antonio Aguilar. Today the City of San Antonio, in partnership with Bexar County, TPR and La Familia Cortez, plan to restore and reopen the Theater as a multi-media live performing arts and film center.
San Pedro Creek
San Pedro Creek Culture Park is a multi-year project transforming the birthplace of San Antonio into a world-class linear park, brimming with public art and creating a destination space in the heart of San Antonio. San Pedro Creek has been transformed to reflect its place in our cultural history, improve its function in flood control, revitalize natural habitat, and catalyze economic development.
Centro de Artes
The Centro de Artes in San Antonio is a beautiful exhibition space located in Historic Market Square, in what used to be the Museo Alameda (the first formal affiliate of the Smithsonian). The Centro de Artes aims to facilitate an understanding and appreciation of Latino arts and cultures and their influences, through exhibitions and related educational programming for a variety of audiences.
Rancher, merchant, and one of only two native-born Texans to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence, José Antonio Navarro was a leading advocate for Tejano rights. Casa Navarro, his original 1850s homestead, is a historic jewel among its urban surroundings. The site was designated a Texas State Historic Landmark in 1962 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
La Familia Cortez Restaurants serve the community by honoring the vision of our founders, valuing family, preserving our culture and offering a world class experience to every one of our guests.
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