Chinese Madrid

  • Mujeres maquilladas para el Gran Pasacalle Año Nuevo Chino del Dragón. 11 febrero 2024. Foto: Ainhoa Ezcurra © Madrid Destino
  • Usera, el epicentro Foto: RTVE
  • 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 continues to grow, increasing from 33,489 registered inhabitants in 2008 to 63,148 in 2022, according to official figures from the National Statistics Institute. 

In Madrid capital alone, there are 35,985 Chinese residents according to the City Council register (Municipal Register of Inhabitants, revised on 1 July 2022) and a quarter of them live in Usera, where they maintain their customs and thousand-year 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.  



  • The Year of the Snake will begin on 29 Janurary 2025 and, for the tenth consecutive year, Madrid will mark the occasion with a full programme of activities.

    Chinese New Year 2025
  • Gastronomic workshops, coinciding with the celebration of Chinese New Year, in which the rich diversity of cuisine from the Asian country can be discovered (Various venues. Mid-Jan to mid-Feb, 2025 dates TBC).

    China Taste 2025
  • Gran Pasacalle Año Nuevo Chino del Dragón. 11 febrero 2024. Foto: Ainhoa Ezcurra © Madrid Destino
  • China Taste 2024
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    Other Cultures
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The city’s new official sightseeing and tourist travel pass.

An observation deck at 92 metres.

Our online store (in Spanish) sells artisan souvenirs.