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Picalagartos Sky Bar & Restaurant

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"Picalagartos Sky Bar & Restaurant, perched atop the NH Collection Gran Vía, offers stunning panoramic views of Madrid's skyline. This chic rooftop venue combines elegant dining with a vibrant bar scene, serving a menu of contemporary Spanish cuisine and creative cocktails."
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"Otra terraza en la Gran Via que siempre está animada en la época de primavera-verano!"

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