How to Write an Address in Spanish
Trying to send a postcard to your friend who lives in Spain and don't know what number goes where?
Not to worry! In this article, we'll show you a couple of different ways to write an address in Spanish to make sure your mail is delivered properly.
Format for writing an address in Spanish
The format for writing an address in Spanish closely follows the format in English, except that in Spanish, the street typically comes before the building number:
- street + house or building number
- apartment number (if applicable)
- city, state, country (if applicable)
- zip code
While addresses differ slightly across the Spanish-speaking world, the example addresses we've provided from Spain and Mexico should cover a lot of what you'll need to know to write an address correctly.
Example of a Residential Address in Spain
Calle de Atocha 27, 2º, 4ª Madrid, España28001
Example of a Residential Address in Mexico
Avenida Mazatlán 250Col. Jardines de la HaciendaMonterrey, NLCP 06140
But What If There's No Address?
In some places in Latin America, the addresses are literal descriptions of what's around someone's house. So you might say you live "in the blue house 300 meters from the corner store!" In such cases, you may be better off sending your letter to a business address or post office.