Rua do Amendoim, Belo Horizonte

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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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  • The peanut street in Belo Horizonte is unusual. The impression you have is that the car in neutral goes up. Rows of vehicles are formed by taking the test. Impressive. Next to the Praça do Papa, on the descent of the Morro do Mirante Mangabeiras.
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  • Located at the top of the Mangabeiras this street has a "phenomenon" that makes the car reverse in neutral, in an aclive. Some say it's an optical illusion, because it's a non-perceptible slope, but it's worth the feeling that the car rises alone, backwards, in an aclive. It's worth the experience! Recommend.
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