Chinese Madrid

  • El Madrid chino
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  • 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 40,143 Chinese people in Madrid alone (Municipal Register of Inhabitants revised on 1st January 2020) and a quarter of them live in the Usera district, 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

Madrid is celebrating this event with activities to discover the traditions of the Chinese community (Start of the Year of the Tiger: 1 February 2022).

The event invites Madrileños and visitors to the city to learn more about traditional Chinese gastronomy (Various venues. February 2022).

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Our online store (in Spanish) sells artisan souvenirs.

Guided tours for all ages (in Spanish).