Alhambra, Granada Opening hours: Summer (1/4 - 31/10). Monday - Sunday, 8.30 - 20.00. Winter (1/11 - 31/3). Monday - Sunday, 8.30 - 18.00. Alhambra was build by the Nazaris in 1238 as a fortress and residential area. It was constructed on the hilltop Sierra Elvira in Granada as a small town with beautiful gardens and decorations. The Generalife palace was constructed in the 14th century next to Alhambra as resident for the Nazari Monarchs. The palace is full of incredible Moorish architecture, sculptures and gardens. Tickets can be purchased in advance in all BSCH banks.