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Cantagalo Hill in 2012
Cantagalo Hill in 2012
Cantagalo–Pavão–Pavãozinho is located in Rio de Janeiro
Location in Rio de Janeiro
Cantagalo–Pavão–Pavãozinho is located in Brazil
Cantagalo–Pavão–Pavãozinho (Brazil)
Coordinates: 22°58′48″S 43°11′42″W / 22.98000°S 43.19500°W / -22.98000; -43.19500Coordinates: 22°58′48″S 43°11′42″W / 22.98000°S 43.19500°W / -22.98000; -43.19500
Country Brazil
StateRio de Janeiro (RJ)
Municipality/CityRio de Janeiro
ZoneSouth Zone

Cantagalo–Pavão–Pavãozinho is a bairro (neighborhood) and a group of favelas in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, located between the bairros of Ipanema and Copacabana. As of 2010, it has circa 5,000 inhabitants.

It was pacified by the Pacifying Police Unit in 2009,[1] and on June 30, 2010, the Rubem Braga Complex was inaugurated in it, composed of two towers, an overlook (named by the inhabitants of the region "Mirante da Paz", or the "Peace Overlook") and two lifts linking the favela to the General Osório Metro Station.[2]

The Rio de Janeiro section of the 2009 first-person shooter video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was fashioned after the favela complex. Gospel music singer Fernanda Brum has a song entitled "Pavão Pavãozinho"; it was inspired by and had its music video shot at the favela.[3]

Then-Rio de Janeiro Governor Sérgio Cabral Filho and President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva visiting the Cantagalo–Pavão–Pavãozinho complex in 2007


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-09. Retrieved 2016-12-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Inaugurado elevador com mirante no Morro do Cantagalo". G1 (in Portuguese). June 30, 2010. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  3. ^ Pavão Pavãozinho - Fernanda Brum (Clipe Oficial MK Music HD)