Rua do Amendoim, Belo Horizonte

Categories: Fun & Games
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1.9/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Rua do Amendoim and other attractions in Belo Horizonte, use our Belo Horizonte trip itinerary maker.
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  • Fun and interesting place. Worth knowing. To turn off the car and put it in neutral it goes up the street.
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  • Interesting geological situation in which vehicles move spontaneously by strength even with engine off
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  • I don't know how I turned that little space tourist spot of a single Street whose only attraction considered is a simple and normal optical illusion. That paved stretch gives the impression that it is a gentle upward slope. But when you deliga the car and release the brake, he get around very slowly in that direction, causing the illusion that it is rising. Hence the street's nickname fool. In fact, it is clear that the car is going down a gentle and inconspicuous slope.
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