While they might be always visible, they are almost always around in the waters of the jungles. Capybaras are the largest rodent in the world and just one of the unique wildlife to see in Brazil.
Better chances to see them are in the Pantanal and other watery areas, but even in Juiz de Fora, I found a family of 6. They are predominately always together with their family.
Pardon the pun, but I rather stumbled upon this pedestrian street by accident. The local stores are benefiting from the efforts to keep these streets clean and preserved, making them a more desirable location.
According to the plaque at the end of the road, the governor issued a mandate in 1987 that all electrical cables shall be passed underground and that Rua Halfeld shall maintain the ornamental lighting posts.
Even if you're not shopping, it is one of the nicest views of the city center.
In the historic center, there is a small plaza surrounded by various sorts of stores. The building facades are all very old and have remnants of being elegant hotels and various dated edifices. But now, the building fronts are a little run down and have power cables and graffiti masking their old prominence.
Opposite the little square is the old namesake train station. It does not appear to have been functional for a long time, however the tracks themselves are still working as freight trains pass through most likely with ore from the mines in the state.
Av Independencia 1850, Sao Mateus, JUIZ DE FORA, M
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