Healthy, conscious brunches in Lisbon

Good food is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and what better than enjoy it somewhere that offers you the chance to make conscious, ethical choices? An eatery that offers high quality, fresh organic produce and backs the slow food movement by serving locally-sourced food?

We have selected 5 restaurants in Lisbon that offer vegan and vegetarian options for enjoying some of the best brunches in the city.

@thevegantravelers

Therapist

As its name suggests, beyond being an ideal venue for savouring vegan specialities, Therapist is also a centre for alternative therapies that offers workshops and training courses. Surrounded by agencies and studios, bars, restaurants, boutique stores and theatres, it exudes the same creative vibe as the rest of the LX Factory complex, where it is located.

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O Botanista

Simple, unprocessed homestyle food is the star of the show in this culinary paradise, which not only offers diners a mean brunch but great live music, too. Insider tip: Don’t miss the chance to try the best vegan cheese in Lisbon, Gopal Vegan Cheese, which they make right here on the premises!

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Naked

Naked by name, naked by nature. This restaurant avoids any unnecessary processing to serve the cleanest, most naked food possible. Their brunch is available every day of the week and includes several homemade products, including yogurt, granola, fruit jams and juices of the day.

@Mymothersdaughters

My Mother’s Daughters

Are you looking for a slow food vegan brunch? The support given by My Mother’s Daughters to local producers and craftsmen is reflected both in their cuisine and the restaurant’s decor. This place is a small, organic, sustainable café with a huge heart.

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Juicy Lisboa

This informal café serves a delicious brunch and is just a stone’s throw from Hotel Gat Rossio in the Baixa neighbourhood. We also highly recommend their famous wraps, granola bowls and, of course, their juices.

Christmas at Gat Point Charlie

Spending time in Berlin over Christmas is, without doubt, a magical experience. Here are some of our favourite activities to make the most of the festive season and the cold, wintry weather. Don’t worry, though–you will soon warm up again when you make it back to the cosy comfort of your room at the Gat Point Charlie hotel!

@Klunkerkranich
The German capital offers a great variety of Christmas markets. Although it has been far from easy, we have selected four of them for you to discover: the Gendarmenmarkt is the best; Klunkerkranich is the highest; Eco Christmas Market is the greenest; and the coldest is the Lucia Christmas Market.
Get the full low-down on Berlin’s Christmas markets here: https://whereis.gatrooms.com/weihnachten-in-berlin-christmas-markets/

@visitberlin.de
A walk through the city parks is a fantastic idea at any time of the year, but there is nothing better than enjoying the sun on your face as you stroll through the snow on a beautiful winter’s day.
Apart from the well-known parks such as the Tiergarten or Volkspark Friedrichshain, check out our favourite itineraries for a fresh-air adventure on foot or a bicycle: https://whereis.gatrooms.com/easter-in-berlin-hop-on-a-bike/

@visitberlin
During the winter months, Berlin also offers a wealth of other outdoor activities, such as ice skating in Neukölln or tobogganing on Teufelsberf hill. This list by @visitberlin includes all the details for finding the cold weather hotspots for sporty fun with friends and family: https://www.visitberlin.de/en/wintersport-berlin

@visitberlin
Last but not least, we have the pleasure of introducing two very special activities to round off your Christmas stay in the city:
• Why not visit an art exhibition in Auguststraße before savouring a delicious cup of hot chocolate in one of the themed cafés in the Mitte neighbourhood?
• An open-air Christmas concert will be held at the traditional Alt-marzahn Advent market on 1 December. For more information, visit https://www.visitberlin.de/en/event/advent-singing-village-green-alt-marzahn

Meanwhile, enjoy the fun winter activities Berlin has to offer and we’ll take care of the rest.

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A visit to Berlin is a musical journey

Berlin was the final destination of the international Lollapalooza festival, an annual 2-day event packed with music and fun that took place over the weekend of 7-8 September. During the summer, it had already travelled through the United States, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, France and Germany.

Among the international singers and groups performing at the event were this year’s young revelation Billie Eilish and the Grammy-winning duo, Twenty One Pilots.

With one of the festival’s two European events being held in Paris, it is no coincidence that the Lollapalooza organizers decided to stage the second in Berlin. While the German capital’s history has ensured it is well-known around the globe, it is also a major political, artistic, cultural and leisure hub that hosts one of the most important cinema festivals in the world, the Berlinale, which makes it an unmissable tour destination for international music stars.

It is precisely this, great music, that plays an essential role in Berlin: my time there was underscored with rhythm, not only thanks to the great performances at the festival held in the Olympic Stadium, but because the city itself IS music. It is impossible to wander the city streets without coming across an artist singing or playing an instrument, or watching improvised performances by small street dance groups.

However, I also came across great music beyond the festival and the streets as it was easy to find at Gat Point Charlie: eating breakfast while I listened to smooth jazz, sipping a drink after dinner while I watched projections of concert recordings on the wall, or even the background music in the hotel’s common areas.

The fact that great music follows you around all day in Berlin makes the city an even more fantastic place to be.

Mar Jiménez
Hotel Gat Point Charlie guest.

A game of (de)construction – Art Exhibition

We are glad to present the latest art exhibition at Gat Rossio Hotel called ‘A game of deconstruction’, a series of collages by the artist Marco Laborda.

 “I like to think these collages convey the complexity of the human being. The edges, the emptiness and the constant movement we experience. We live in a state of constant alteration, which I feel inside me. Today I am not the same as yesterday, I am evolving and I am involutive in other cases” explains the author.

Laborda combines his work as creative director of Neurads with projects such as ‘Altered’, the design of the posters of the joint tour of the poet Elvira Sastre and singer Andrés Suárez or the editorial for the Neo2 magazine entitled “Down the Rabbit Hole”.

Cutting and pasting living elements, Marco has managed to produce striking stories. “The collage contains this peculiarity: you can play with the faces and modify them. I like to create incomplete figures, under construction”. This reflection has given birth to the present exhibition. “In a world with a lot of noise and distractions, art allows me to be alone, just by cutting photographs and playing with them”. Now is the time to share them.

The inauguration will take place on September 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hotel Gat Rossio (R. do Jardim do Regedor 27) and it will be followed by the vernissage cocktail.

The exhibition will remain in the heart of the Portuguese capital for three months.

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Top tips for the perfect summer in Berlin

@pratergartenberlin

The warm weather has finally arrived in Berlin, opening a universe of fun activities that no longer involve Christmas markets or searching for the very best hot chocolate in the city.

This post is a list of our favourite places in Berlin for making the most of the summer. Enjoy!

Cool down in the oldest, the healthiest and the smallest parlours

@tribeccaicecream

Here are three wildly different ice cream parlours that are well worth a visit:
At Florida-Eis, they serve 80 different flavours, and as the oldest ice cream parlour in the city, they really know what they’re doing…
Tribecca Ice Cream is the place for vegan ice cream connoisseurs and anyone who wants to avoid sugar-laden versions.
Finally, Eismanufaktur is the smallest ice cream shop of them all, but is cosy and welcoming!

Ask about out Picnic Deal and enjoy it out in nature

Treptower Park, on the Insel der Jugend (Island of Youth) and Stralau Peninsula are ideal spots for enjoying a quiet picnic and getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Anyone on the lookout for great views while they eat should head to Viktoriapark, while Tiergarten is ideal if you don’t want to move too far away from the city’s major attractions.

Relax in a beer garden

@visitberlin
The renowned open-air Biergärten serve Germany’s best beers in magical surroundings. Our favourites are Cafe am Neuen See, Schleusenkrug and Pratergarten, which are all near the water and offer spectacular views.

Dive into a crystal-clear lake

@findingberlin

Whether you’re looking to enjoy some fishing, swim in amazing turquoise water, take a trip in a rowboat or jog along the lakeside, you cannot miss out on the top summer activity in Berlin! We love to take a quick trip to Liepnitzsee, Schlachtensee and Krumme Lanke as often as we can.

 

Festas de Lisboa – photo exhibition

On 2nd June, in connection with the 10th anniversary of Gat Rossio Hotel and the Festas de Lisboa, we hosted a photography workshop led by professional photographer Pedro Pina. It was about 1-hour theory session focused on getting the most out of the participants’ camera or Smartphone, followed by a three-hour tour of Lisbon’s most photogenic corners and an hour-long presentation of the pics taken.

The best photographs selected by our team, are displayed at the hotel Gat Rossio, and you can take in anytime!

Check out some of the pictures of the exhibition:

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