History says that the beginning of Madrid’s culinary renaissance came during the reign of King Filipe II in the 16th Century after he declared the city the capital of Spain. Since then people flocked in from all corners of the country and brought with them their own local and provincial dishes and recipes - making Madrid into a melting pot of Spanish cuisine. Today, this diverse array of food makes it a hot spot for those looking to try everything this country has to offer, all within the confines of one city. From Callos a la madrileña and Huevos estrellados to Patatas Bravas and Bocadillo de calamares - this city cooks up the lot. A cosmopolitan centre of Spanish dining.