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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 #1 of 114 shopping in Moscow
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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Suffolk
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Amazing building, gorgeous place to come in and warm up! Fantastic shops with plenty of high end brand names, bars and cafes. Well worth popping in to!

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New York
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82 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I'm looking at all the wonderful photos from inside, with the tiers of luxurious stores, modern and pricey cachet, and even the flap (no pun intended) over the 'historic toilet'. (Short version on that: just look for the normal, free "WC" unless into royal trivia.) Anyhow, I'm not at all a big shopper, and in fact was trying to see... More

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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92 reviews 92 reviews
40 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The GUM Department store is much the same from the outside as when it opened over a hundred years ago. But on the inside--oh my, high, high end shops of all sorts of high end designer goods. The communists would not recognize this new GUM--except for the gorgeous overhead transoms spanning the entire length of the huge building. Or perhaps... More

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146 reviews 146 reviews
67 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Massive shopping center in the heart of Moscow.You can't miss it and it is worth a look inside whilst you are in red square.Too many shops to mention and they have loads of designer shops as well.Prices are expensive but this is Moscow after all.There are three floors to look around and plenty of places to stop and rest and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a great place to grab a (reasonably priced for Moscow) beer and watch the world go by. We had beers in the Moet Champagne Bar on the ground floor after a long day of site seeing and it was bliss. We also sat next to a tank full of Sturgeon and Lobsters.. which was quite an experience. Tip... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

To call it a department store just does not do it justice. High end shops from Louis Vuitton to Gucci and everything else you can imagine. But even if you aren't into shopping you have to visit GUM. The soaring, two story walk ways with arches and beautiful details that end in amazing ceilings of glass are worth the visit.... More

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

A splendid structure with rich decor and glass ceiling just across the (Red) square from the Kremlin. Once the largest and most popular Soviet emporium, now it is a somewhat sombre oasis of boutiques and beauty shops - with a number of coffeehouses, gourmet food store and retro diner upstairs. If you're not into shops and/or architecture, the place is... More

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely outstanding building, the architecture is really beautiful. I am a total shop-a-holic and could not believe the choice and unbelievable prices in this complex. All the most modern designer shops you could wish for. Kept going back, looks great in the day and night time. Picked up some really good bargains as compaired to UK. To think it is... More

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Marseille, France
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

It was really nice to go inside of GUM to warm up, but we were amazed with beauty of architecture of this building. There are 3 floors and 3 lines, on each you can find something interesting for yourself. Our guide took us to 3d floor to have a cup of coffee. There is the best place to take pictures... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Much more than a shopping centre! Amazingly decorated now for the new year's celebrations. The shops are "Moscow expensive" so don't plan on too much shopping unless you are an oligarch :). However stop by gastronom no. 1 for a retro style high end grocery store and the historical cafeteria (stolovaya no. 57) on the third floor, the prices are... More

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