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GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin)

Address: Red Square | Metro: Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow, Russia
Phone Number: 095 929-3470
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Ranked #3 of 213 Shopping & Fashion in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Department Stores, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The largest department store in Russia, dating back to the days of the tsars, is located opposite...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Department Stores, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The largest department store in Russia, dating back to the days of the tsars, is located opposite the Kremlin in Red Square.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Boulder, Colorado
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120 reviews 120 reviews
59 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I had always wanted to visit the famous GUM, but just walking by the windows that front the Red Square made me realize that this was definitely not the GUM of my Soviet day dreams. Rolex watches? Designer sunglasses? French clothes? What do the old Russians who come to Red Square think about this? And who other than the oil... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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104 reviews 104 reviews
54 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

GUM resembles more of a shopping arcade and mall than a department store. The inside is quite beautiful with fountains and a greenhouse effect with the indoor gardens. In Soviet history, evidently it was a gloomy place with few goods available. That has all has changed--it it is very upscale now. Have a nice ice cream treat in the summer... More 

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cairo
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It was a nice time when I visited there it is inside the red square and had many shops but more expensive and nice cafe there and it was a carnival there because of Christmas

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Danville, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Even if you don't buy anything, this is a great place to wander around and check out all that it offers. There are a number of cafes or restaurants that one can enjoy even if shopping isn't a priority.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It is so amazing mall! I like it very much, you should wisit it. It has something special in it. iT is full of flowers and it looks like you are in some magic shopping mall! Also the shops are great

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Gum is such an amazing mall. It is very beautiful, the decoration is like you're in a fantasy candy land. The shops mostly are high class. and there are a supermarket on first floor, very luxury, worth visiting. It's located next to the red square. So you can rest here after taking the picture around there. Also, the food court... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Fantastically sumptuous building chock full of fancy shops. Good for people watching and window shopping, but a bit on the pricy side for us. We went to the top floor where a simple canteen-like food place served us a tasty and simple lunch of butternut squash soup and pizza. Staff were very tolerant of our inability to speak Russian and... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It's a very nice building full of top class shops, if you travel from abroad, you better do shopping at home, but it's worth to see it.

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Cologne, Germany
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240 reviews 240 reviews
38 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

GUM is the State Department Store facing Red Square. It has become a cult shopping experience: beautiful architecture houses around 150 shops and flagship stores selling their designer goods.

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Pacific NW (USA)
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Yup: Revolutions are about making more stuff available to more people. As in money. And nice things. That's GUM - an elegant, pretentious venue that has shops that purvey "superior goods." All elegant and, as far as I could tell, all ridiculously expensive. After wandering for a few hours looking and asking, I settled down for a coffee at a... More 

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