Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro

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Aerial photo of Vidigal
Aerial photo of Vidigal
Vidigal is located in Rio de Janeiro
Vidigal is located in Brazil
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.


Aerial view of Vidigal

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.

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

Vidigal at night

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]