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Old Posted Jun 23, 2019, 6:45 PM
Gava Gava is offline
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In Spain the floor numbering depend on the age of the building, in modern buildings it is just -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 etc, there are no floors skipped due to superstition.

In older buildings it is a bit more complicated. You have the street level usually named bajo or in plain english the down floor, the next floor is the entresuelo alternatively entrepiso this is the intermediate floor. If the building is older than say 1940s, the next floor will be named principal, this is the so called main floor originally occupied by the building owner, on top of that you would find the numbered floors. The top floor is usually named ático which in english would be the attic.

So an old turn of the century building would have floors named in this way.

Sótano - basement
Semisótano - semi-basement
Bajo - first floor
Entresuelo - second floor
Principal - third floor
Primero - fourth floor
Segundo - fifth floor
Tercero - sixth floor
Cuarto - seventh floor
Áttico - eighth floor

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