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GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin)

Red Square | Metro: Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow, Russia
095 929-3470
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Ranked #3 of 105 Shopping in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Department Stores
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: The largest department store in Russia, dating back to the days of the tsars, is located opposite the Kremlin in Red Square.
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iSTANBUL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This shopping centre has a very impressive architecture. When you go Red Square you should see this place. But it is too expensive for shopping.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

GUM was and still is THE departmental store in Moscow. It's an amazing store, all of the top designer brands assembled in a beautiful building, it must make shopping for the oligarchs very easy!. Do try to see the store at night, every facade is covered with lights, it's an amazing sight. There are some great loos on the top... More

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London
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163 reviews 163 reviews
57 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Did not know what to expect, what I got was a wonderful department store, better place to visit than Harrods or Macys, great building well kept, lovely night time lighting. It is set out over three parallel halls that run the width of the building on three levels with stairs and escalators to get around, there are bridges that span... More

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wilmington, de
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is the place where Muscovites used to try to "get lucky" and score scarce items. So much so, that a net shopping bag used to be known as a "I could get lucky" bag and the fountain in the middle of GUM is the central meeting place in case you get separated from your friends. Because the crowds were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Go there, Look around. Enjoy local specialty - ice cream made of real cream (Мороженое). Don’t waste your time in Sotolovaya 57, unless you need a reminder of your poor college cafeteria. Just stroll around the GUM and soak up the atmosphere. If you are rich enough shop there.

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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This shopping center is grand, its a huge complex the red square. Inside you have every brand you would like, but dont come to Russia, or atleast Moscow to try to make bargain deald, Moscow is one of the most expensive ccitys fro shopping and you will quikly learn that. Even thou its nice to have a look inside with... More

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Never saw the "historic bathrooms" but nice to walk through the mall. Very nicely decorated and if you are there, take a stroll past the fountain. Reasonable place for lunch is the cafeteria (forget the name, maybe Cantina 54?

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

When in Red Square take the time to visit Gum. Gone are the days of empty shelves. This is a high end mall with to designer stores. Good pizza on the upper floor. Don't miss Red Square at night.

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Truly a one of a kind shopping experience. This huge mall is gorgeous and all the stores are just the best. Conveniently located next to Red Square, is not to be missed. Visited June 2013.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

How can anyone not rate this as 5 stars? The place is a classic. My favorite part was sitting at a Gum café and watching the lights go on, as they flooded the Kremlin Wall. What a beautiful sight. Plus, the interior is gorgeous. Forget USA malls, this placed has class.

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