São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro

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São Conrado
Neighborhood
São Conrado is located in Rio de Janeiro
São Conrado
São Conrado
Location in Rio de Janeiro
Coordinates: 22°59′29″S 43°16′00″W / 22.99139°S 43.26667°W / -22.99139; -43.26667Coordinates: 22°59′29″S 43°16′00″W / 22.99139°S 43.26667°W / -22.99139; -43.26667
Country  Brazil
State Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Municipality/City Rio de Janeiro
Zone South Zone

São Conrado is an affluent neighborhood in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is nestled in between the wealthy neighborhoods of Barra da Tijuca to the southwest and Leblon to the northeast. São Conrado is famous for its hang gliding (popular with locals and tourists alike), Fashion Mall which houses over 150 stores carrying national and international designers, and golf course. The neighborhood, or bairro, is made up of sophisticated residential buildings, night clubs, and elegant restaurants. Contrasting with the wealth, however, is the sight of the Favela da Rocinha, Brazil's largest shantytown and one of the largest in the world, which clings to the famous Morro Dois Irmãos, or Two Brothers Mountain. It is also very well known for the mansions on the foot of the Pedra da Gávea mountain, the largest seaside granite rock on Earth.

For years, the neighborhood has been the most expensive and sought-after area in Rio, with celebrities such as Xuxa and even the mayor calling the area home.

In August 2010, Brazilian police rescued 35 hostages from the InterContinental hotel in São Conrado.[1][2] This hotel is now part of the Golden Tulip hotel chain and called Royal Tulip.

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Panoramic view of the beach of São Conrado in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Picture taken from the beach in front of the Royal Tulip hotel.

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