The Russia 2018 Football World Cup is about to kick off. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about the matches, teams, dates and times.
Four years have gone by since Germany won the World Cup title at the legendary Maracana Stadium. But the magic of football returns this afternoon at 17:00 in the opening match between the host team, Russia, and a World Cup rookie, Saudi Arabia.
From today until July 15, the 32 teams will face each other in the 21st year of this sporting event, where Italy’s absence will be greatly felt.
2018 World Cup Group Stage
Özil's Germany, Pogba's France, Leo Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil must first all get through the group stage (three matches, one against each group's opponent) in order to reach the knockout stages.
Along with Spain, these four teams are the big favourites and it doesn’t seem that they’ll have problems in getting rid of their first three rivals. However, pay attention to these matches: Germany - Mexico (June 17) and Argentina - Croatia (June 21)
Summer is upon us, and with it, the terrace season. We’ll tell you about the best spots to have a drink outside.
Speaking about Spain in summer is synonymous with its lively streets, people walking around and enjoying our cuisine and, of course, the atmosphere on the terraces and what keeps them going.
Terrace season has begun with the arrival of June, when bars and restaurants offer their services outdoors and when the most unexpected cocktails can be found at our tables. Elba Hotels will tell you everything you need to know about this new terrace season.
The sun, a beer and a tapa are the main charms of summer’s arrival. Terraces have something special, something that stops you from leaving them and that makes you come back the next day. Maybe it’s the music, the cocktails or the heat, but the reality is that the Spanish summer wouldn’t really be summer without its terraces.
Terraces for eating or having a drink
We’ll tell you all about 5 experiences you should try while in Lanzarote. You’ll be amazed by the undiscovered places you may find.
The Canary Islands offer a tropical climate and a variety of landscapes, making the archipelago one of the most idyllic enclaves of Europe Since 1993 the island of Lanzarote has been a Biosphere Reserve, a recognition paying tribute to its beauty and the importance of preserving its natural surroundings.
Let Elba Hotels tell you about 5 experiences you should try on your holiday and how they’ll make your trip perfect.
1. Submarine Landscapes
Deep in its clear waters, Lanzarote will show you from the very beginning that a great part of its beauty is found under the sea. Scuba diving is one of the most amazing experiences you can have, and there is wide array of these activities on offer.
2. Land of volcanoes
In Andalusia you can do every type of tourism, from rural tourism with children, an escape with your partner, to cultural tourism.
When we talk about Andalusia it’s impossible not to mention its fabulous beaches, its Mediterranean climate and the ‘chiringuitos’ on the sand, a delight for tourists during the summer months. But, Andalusia is much more than sun and sand, and much more than parties and ‘siestas’, perhaps this summer is a good moment to find out.
Beaches and Mountains in one location
Andalusia is the perfect destination for pairing tourism and sports. Its climate and earth present a great range of possibilities, the ocean and air make southern Europe the ideal location to practice water sports; like snorkelling or surfing, but you can also enjoy a boat trip along the Mediterranean waters. Cadiz, specifically, Tarifa, has become one of the most important places to surf or kite-surf in Europe.
The world’s most important song contest is just around the corner. We’ll tell you who won Eurovision last year, some trivia and the favourites for this year.
Next Saturday the magic of Eurovision will shine in millions of homes all over Europe with the greatest musical show of the year. Last year, the young Salvador Sobral triumphed in Kiev with his song “Amar pelos dois”.
Lisbon is hosting the long-running show’s 63rd year in the Altice Arena; a show which Spain has only won two times. How many participants are competing? Who are the favourites? Elba Hotels has guests from all over Europe, which is why we are bringing you the latest news regarding the event.
In 2018 the contest had 43 participating countries, a record number together with 2008 and 2011. Russia returns after last year in the Ukraine, and despite previous reports, Macedonia will also be participating.
Desde Hoteles Elba, te contamos todo sobre esta enfermedad degenerativa. Gracias a los avances que han ido surgiendo esta enfermedad es cada vez más llevadera. ¡Te contamos por qué!
La enfermedad de Parkinson es el segundo trastorno degenerativo que más afecta al ser humano, sólo por detrás del Alzheimer. 6,2 millones de personas padecen esta enfermedad y se estima que, para 2040, este número se duplique. Su padecimiento genera rigidez muscular, temblores y mayor lentitud en el movimiento de aquellos que lo sufren.
Descubierta en 1817 por el doctor inglés James Parkinson, su primer sobrenombre fue “parálisis agitante”, enfatizando en los síntomas más visibles de la enfermedad.
Afortunadamente, los avances médicos han posibilitado que la vida de las personas que la sufren transcurra dignamente, aunque es mucho lo que queda por investigar sobre el Parkinson como, por ejemplo, las causas que lo originan.
Desde 1997, cada 11 de abril se conciencia y visibiliza sobre este trastorno, a través de multitud de actos organizados por asociaciones de todo el mundo en su Día Internacional. El objetivo es claro: impulsar su investigación.
Easter Holidays are over. Are your plans finished? Here are some ideas for escaping your day-to-day routine and disconnecting.
Photographs can remind you that you’re no longer on that heavenly beach, your skin is no longer quite so tanned and your body feels the weight of a workday. All of this can limit you and stops you from seeing that there is life after holidays. There are many options within your reach to allow you to disconnect and enjoy a break with us.
Get out of your routine!
Spending a weekend surrounded by your loved ones is the best way to disconnect and face Monday with your batteries charged. Getting out of the city, finding a quiet place in nature and breathing in fresh air together with your family will remind you what is truly important.
If you’re thinking about going to the theatre, don’t miss out on the Madrid recommendations we’ve prepared for you
Since 1961 theatre has had its own day for us to celebrate its existence— tomorrow, on March 27! Indeed, on this date we celebrate World Theatre Day worldwide, created as an initiative of the International Theatre Institute to commemorate the inauguration of the first Theatre of Nations in Paris in 1956.
Which play to see?
Theatre comes from the Greek term theatron, meaning "place to contemplate", and of course in Madrid there is much to admire as the capital has one of the broadest cultural offerings in terms of performing arts in Europe.
Remember that World Theatre Day is a day emphasising the playful nature of this art, but also as a tool for social criticism. Therefore, when deciding which play to see in Madrid and choosing among the theatre recommendations, you must consider what genre appeals to you most and with whom you should attend.
The plays you shouldn’t miss
Travelling the world is one of the most beautiful things you can experience. Start by discovering how to travel the world with these tips.
Although happiness and sadness are subjective feelings, at times we can’t forget that experiencing happiness and a degree of well-being is the greatest aspiration that human beings can have.
Located in the Himalayas, the small kingdom of Bhutan is the reason why every 20 March we remember this innate aspiration. The Fourth Dragon King, at just 16 years old, made a political decision that marked the future of his people— his reign was destined to make his citizens happy. Thus, it generated the term Gross National Happiness (GNH), an indicator that collectively measures the quality of life of people in a country, and not as the sum of all the different realities. The small Asian kingdom considers this indicator more important than the GDP. Maybe that's why it has succeeded in becoming the happiest country in Asia and the eighth happiest in the world.
On 28 June 2012, the UN established the Day of Happiness in order to recognise the relevance of this aspiration in our lives.
Do you know why International Women's Day is celebrated on this date? We’ll tell you everything you need to know about this special day.
Today commemorates a great milestone for all humanity. It marks one of those moments when both men and women are demanding more equality between both genders, both in work and personal life. But...why is it celebrated on 8 March and how did this day come to be?
History of International Women's Day
Until recently, women were treated very poorly in the workplace. In the mid-19th century, a group of working New York women decided to take to the streets of the city on 8 March to demand their rights, in the face of the terrible conditions they suffered in the textile factory where they were employed.
Although the reason for this is not very clear, what is certain is that since that far off day in 1857, things began to change for them. In all countries around the world, the streets began to fill up with female voices demanding improvements in the workplace. Little by little, all of this led to the various governments creating measures for their progress.