Created in 1939 Parque Nacional do Iguazu covers an area of 185,262 hectares and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986. The Brazilian side of the falls offers visitors a spectacular panoramic view of the falls. The section of the park open to visitors mainly consists of one walking path that runs upriver past a series of smaller sections of the falls before arriving at the foot of the longest section of the waterfalls. An elevated walkway takes you to the foot of the falls where everyone crowds for photos (be prepared to protect both yourself and your camera from the spray). Here, the waters of the Iguazu River empty themselves along the seventy-two-meter precipice in a watery spectacle that can be hypnotizing.