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 place is touristy, but I haven't found anything sensational. Do not nominate. If come by, give priority to the Pope. The view is amazing!
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  • Just going out there to know. Have to necessarily go by car. Worth it, but not to lose time, suggest going when it is meeting the Pope, because square are very close.
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  • Interesting, but only if you're nearby, the impression of being in a descent and the car go back.. not worth going a long way to meet
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