Dime Cuándo: Primavera Sound Festival 2017 In Barcelona

   primavera sound poster.pngOne of the hottest summer music festival tickets in Spain, let alone worldwide, is Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival. Since 2001, Primavera Sound has been five days of warm sun, cool drinks, and great music going until the early morning hours, with a lineup of the hottest acts and DJs that span the globe.

For 2017, some of the headline acts include Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, Aphex Twin, Van Morrison, and many others. For a full list of acts and complete schedule, check out the Primavera Sound home page.

The tickets are on sale at  the Primavera Sound Portal, or they can be purchased through Ticketmaster, Festicket, or on the Facebook page of Primavera Sound. The festival tends to sell out quickly, so be sure to buy your tickets early.

When: For 2017, Primavera Sound will take place from May 31st through June 4th.

Where: The main festival of Primavera Sound takes place at Barcelona’s Parc Del Forum. The festival grounds can be accessed by the L4 Metro line (El Maresme – Fòrum) or by shuttle buses that run regularly from Barcelona’s Plaza Cataluňa.


Dime Cuándo: Sant Jordi Day 2017 In Barcelona

sant jordi day.jpgSpring is the time of year in Spain when roses  bloom and the language of love is in the air.  It’s also when sweethearts both young and old in Barcelona have a special day: the Diada de Sant Jordi, which is a Catalonian twist on Valentine’s Day.

Traditionally on this day, men will give red roses to that special someone in their lives, while women will reciprocate with a book for their novios. The giving of red roses comes from the legend of Sant Jordi. The legend says that Sant Jordi killed the dragon to rescue the princess. Then a red rose grew from the blood of the dragon. The giving of books is from the fact that April 23rd is also Spain’s Day of the Book, commemorating the death of the Spanish writer Miguel Cervantes, as well as that of the English author Shakespeare.

Nowadays, the sharing of books and roses is not just for partners, as sons will buy blooms for their mothers and girls will exchange books with friends.

The day is a great time to join the crowds filling the streets of Barcelona, wandering from book stalls to cafes to flower stands

When: For 2017, the Diada de Sant Jordi (April 23rd) will fall on a Sunday.

Where: Stands of book and flower sellers will be set up all throughout Barcelona, however the main action will be centered up and down the Ramblas  Also, at Plaza Sant Jaume, the Palau de la Generalitat will be open for visitors to view some spectacular displays of roses. Get in line early!


Spanish courses in Barcelona in April and May 2017


Do you need to learn Spanish? At DIME we create flexible timetables in order to suit your necessities. Our lessons are dynamic and fun. You will get to know the language in a pleasant and natural manner. With our methodology, you will understand, read, write and, above all, speak in Spanish from the very beginning.

We are going to open new courses in January and February. Here you have the starting dates:


3th April INTENSIVE  COURSE from Monday to Friday from 9.30 to 11.30

2nd May  INTENSIVE  COURSE from Monday to Friday from 9.30 to 11.30

3th April EXTENSIVE  COURSE Monday and Wednesday from 11.30 to 13.30

2nd May EXTENSIVE  COURSE on Monday and Wednesday from 19.00 to 21.00

1th April SATURDAY  COURSE from 10.00 to 13.00

6th May SATURDAY  COURSE from 10.00 to 13.00


A2, B1 and B2 COURSES

3th April A2 EXTENSIVE COURSE on Monday and Wednesday  from 9.3o to 11.30

3th April B1, B1 plus  EXTENSIVE COURSE on Monday and Wednesday  from 11.30 to 13.30

4th April A2, B1  EXTENSIVE COURSE on Tuesday and Thursday  from 11.30 to 13.30

4th April B2 EXTENSIVE  COURSE on Tuesday and Thursday  from 11.30 to 13.30

… and more courses in May


3th April A2 EXTENSIVE COURSE on Monday and Wednesday  from 19.00 to 21.00

3th April B1 EXTENSIVE COURSE on Monday and Wednesday  from 19.00 to 21.00

4th April A1 plus  EXTENSIVE  COURSE on Tuesday and Thursday from 19.00 to 21.00

… and more courses in May

1st of April A2, B1, B1 plus SATURDAY  COURSE from 10.00 to 13.00

6th May A2, B1, B1 plus SATURDAY  COURSE from 10.00 to 13.00

 …and more courses (contact us!):

Levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, Saturday morning, Intensive and Extensive courses, private lessons, pronunciation, DELE diplomas



INTENSIVE COURSES: 2 hours every day from Monday to Friday in morning and afternoon timetables. Morning timetables are from 9.30 to 11.30 or from 11.30 to 13.30 or from 13.30 to 15.30. Afternoon timetables are from 17.00 to 19.00 and from 19.00 to 21.00.

The teachers follow a communicative method and will help you to speak from the very first day. This course is perfect for you if you are planning to spend a while in Barcelona and you need to learn quickly. You will be able to combine your daily life in Barcelona and your learning process.

4 weeks of course cost 285€.


EXTENSIVE COURSES: Two times a week, in morning or evening timetable. This course is ideal for you if you are working or studying in Barcelona and you don’t have much time to attend lessons.

4 weeks cost 145€


SATURDAY MORNING SPANISH LESSONS3 Spanish hours in Saturday morning. Every Saturday from 10:00 to 13:00 you could study Spanish. Perfect for busy people who are working or studying during the weekdays.

4 Saturdays cost 115€

Spanish lessons Barcelona



  • Free level test
  • Small sized groups (max. 8-9 people)
  • Native, professional and dynamic teachers
  • Free extra activities (monthly culture lessons, walking tours, vermuts and much more)
  • Course book not included (20€)


You can write an e-mail to with your personal details (name, nationality and level). You can book your spot paying 50€ advanced (by cash or bank transfer) and pay the rest the first day of class.

If you have studied Spanish before, take a free level test (20 minutes) before starting the course. We will tell you which group fits you better. We can arrange a Skype interview or we can arrange an appointment in Dime.



C/ Berna 5, bajos, 08006 Barcelona. The school is close to Lesseps metro station (L3, green line), in Gràcia neighborhood

Spanish school Barcelona


What are you waiting for? Let’s start studying Spanish!  


Dime Cuándo: Carnaval Barcelona 2017 In Sitges

It’s almost Carnaval time! And while the celebrations in Venice, Rio, or New Orleans are famous for their non-stop energy and colorful living, the Barcelona area of Spain also has its share of colorful Carnaval parades and lively fiestas, all with a Spanish flair.

At Dime Barcelona, we like to take a quick train ride south from Barcelona to the seaside town of Sitges. There you can experience all the excitement and color of Carnaval done the Spanish way, with costumes, parades, folk dances, and wonderful food and drink. Check out the video at right for some highlights from the 2016 Carnaval.

When: For 2017, events run from February 21st to March 1st, but the main festivities are centered around the children’s parade at noon on the 26th, with the more adult focused Rua and Fiesta De La Disbauxa (The Debauchery Parade and Party) starting later on the 26th and ending whenever…

Where: Most events take place in and around the central city area of Sitges, and along the beachfront area.

For more specific information, check out the official Visit Sitges site for more details.


Dime Cuándo: Fiesta de Santa Eulalia 2017 in Barcelona


At the end of the Spanish winter, the people of Barcelona find time for yet another fiesta, this time in honor of Saint Eulalia (Santa Eulalia in Spanish) one of the patron saints of Barcelona.

For 3 days in February, there are parades of giant puppets (gegants), fireworks, human castle building (castellers), and many activities during the day, which are very appealing to kids young and old. Dime Barcelona especially likes the Llum BCN event, which is a route through the Old City to different spectacular light installations.

When: For 2017, events are scheduled both day and night from Friday, February 10th through Sunday, February 12th.

Where: Various venues in Barcelona, mostly in areas around the Ciutat Vella (or Old City).

For more specific information, check out the official Fiesta de Santa Eulalia site for more details.


Entradas más antiguas «