Chinese Madrid

  • Usera, el epicentro Foto: RTVE
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  • Usera, the epicentre
  • Cultural Centres
  • Chinese New Year
  • A rich gastronomy
  • A Mandarin Chinese radio station

Talking about China in Madrid is talking about Usera, the neighbourhood with the largest concentration of the Chinese community in Spain.  Since the 1970s, a large contingent of Chinese citizens has come to Madrid in search of a better world than the one in their country of origin.  The Chinese community in the region of Madrid is still growing and according to official data from the National Statistics Institute, the number of people registered has gone from 33,489 in 2008 to 59,757 in 2018.

Just in Madrid capital, according to the City Council register, there are 38,547 Chinese people and a quarter of them live in the Usera neighbourhood, where they maintain their customs and age-old traditions.  It is a kind of “Chinatown” integrated in a popular neighbourhood in the south of Madrid. It is easy to see due to the large number of Chinese shops and if you go to the Chinese Pensioners Centre in Usera, you can see how its members usually meet in the afternoons to play table-tennis or to play traditional music.  

 

DON’T MISS

On 12 February 2021, the Year of the Ox begins and Madrid celebrates it in style (Epicentre of the festivities: Usera).

The variety and wealth of Chinese cuisine in the best restaurants in Madrid (Various venues. From 12 February 2021).

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