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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. To visit Rua do Amendoim and other attractions in Belo Horizonte, use our Belo Horizonte trip itinerary maker.
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  • The street seems to be a uphill (small), but the car in neutral it seems to come up. An interesting optical illusion. Don't expect a super slope, it's not.
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  • Folk Street, near the place of the Pope. Worth knowing! If you are by car, turn off the car on the street, it looks like it keeps coming up! It's an optical illusion.
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  • Next to the square of the Pope, the peanut Street won fame by saying that the car off the street would rise. Of course, none of this happens, but the attraction is still announced on tourism of BH.
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Most of the city's accommodations lie within the inner ring road, in close proximity to the best attractions in Belo Horizonte. For convenience, look to stay in the vicinity of Praça Raul Soares, the city's central park and rotary. You can also find a range of high-rise hotels a bit farther south, in the neighborhoods of Boa Viagem and Savassi, close to Praça Diogo de Vasconcelos. About 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the city center, the 1940s neighborhood of Pampulha stands out as one of the most interesting places to visit in Belo Horizonte, and offers a decent selection of lodgings near the airport.
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