An optical illusion at Rua do Amendoim has long puzzled drivers and pedestrians, and has even caused wild speculation about magic and mysterious underground deposits of iron and magnetized minerals. When you drive up to the beginning of this popular "Peanut Street" and put your car in neutral, your eyes will tell you, incorrectly, that you are now ascending the hill, not descending it. Thousands of visitors flock to this location every month, and even locals never tire of testing their powers of perception here. It is, of course, just a matter of the observer’s perspective and the unusual topography of the region. Make a quick stop here for a fun detour on your tour of the downtown area. Plan to visit Rua do Amendoim and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Belo Horizonte attractions using our Belo Horizonte trip planner.
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When you get there, just don't break, let the car go by itself, it's kind of magic, afterwards ask a local why is it, you will be amazed! more »
I was fascinated when I came across this and just had to try it out. Sure enough, sitting on a sloped road, the car began to move backwards UP the slope all by itself. The first couple of times we... more »
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