São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro
|State||Rio de Janeiro (RJ)|
|Municipality/City||Rio de Janeiro|
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. The famous Morro Dois Irmãos, or Two Brothers Mountain, featured in movies, television shows, and postcards from the city, separates the neighborhood from the rest of the South Zone. 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, which separates São Conrado from the West Zone.
For years, the neighborhood has been the most expensive and sought-after address in Rio, with celebrities such as XuXa and even the mayor calling the area home. Real estate in the neighborhood is some of the priciest in South America.
- Marcello Alencar, Governor of Rio de Janeiro (1995-1999), Mayor of Rio de Janeiro (1983-1986, 1989-1993)
- "Ex-governador Marcello Alencar morre no Rio, informam deputados". G1 (Rede Globo). 2014-06-10. Retrieved 2014-07-12.