Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro

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Aerial photo of Vidigal
Aerial photo of Vidigal
Vidigal is located in Rio de Janeiro
Location in Rio de Janeiro
Coordinates: 22°59′41″S 43°14′19″W / 22.99472°S 43.23861°W / -22.99472; -43.23861Coordinates: 22°59′41″S 43°14′19″W / 22.99472°S 43.23861°W / -22.99472; -43.23861
Country  Brazil
State Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Municipality/City Rio de Janeiro
Zone South Zone
Vidigal, a Rio de Janeiro favela. The tall building to the right is the Sheraton Rio luxury hotel.

Vidigal is a neighborhood and also a favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Vidigal overlooks Ipanema Beach (Portuguese: Praia de Ipanema) and Ilhas Cagarras. It is located in the South Zone of Rio, between Leblon and São Conrado neighborhoods.

The neighborhood is a place of hardship for the residents. They have the problem of drug wars, and when fighting occurs, sometimes they must stay in their homes for days.

In November 2011, Vidigal and its neighboring community, Rocinha were pacified by the Pacifying Police Unit.[1]

Vidigal at night
Morro Dois Irmãos to the right, Sheraton Rio Hotel in the center and Vidigal to the left.

Morro Dois Irmãos[edit]

The Vidigal favela is located at the base of "Morro Dois Irmãos" (English: Two Brothers Hill). Morro Dois Irmãos has served as inspiration for a song by Chico Buarque.[2]