Alcira has a large number of prehistoric sites that are definitely worth visiting: from the Palaeolithic (houses of Xixerá and cave d'Alfons); the Neolithic (spider cave and cat cave); the Bronze Age (Mount Assolada and houses of Montcada); to the Roman period; (Al Midhar San Bernardo and the necropolis of Albalat). The name of the town comes from the Arabic for "island". The municipality of Alcira is situated between 14 and 20 metres above sea level. Alsira still offers an interesting monumental treasure, located mainly in the historic centre. Of current great cultural interest are the city's main church, the Santa Catalina Archdiocese and the Town Hall (a national monument). Also of interest are the Gothic Covered Cross (la Cruz Cubierta gótica). The municipality of Alcira has a great variety of urban parks and green areas, one of the most beautiful parks is the Park (El parque de La Alquenencia).