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GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin)

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Address: Red Square, 3 | Metro Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow, Russia
Phone Number: 495 788-4343
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping
Description: The largest department store in Russia, dating back to the days of the...
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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Interesting interior; not your typical store

We passed by the GUM store during lunch time and were inspired by its interiors. It's clean and modern, but leaves hints of influence from the Soviet times. Lots of luxurious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We passed by the GUM store during lunch time and were inspired by its interiors. It's clean and modern, but leaves hints of influence from the Soviet times. Lots of luxurious stores inside. Because it wasn't really part of our itinerary, we spent a really short amount of time inside. I recommend taking at least an hour just to go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Though is hard to buy something overthere because you can find only the best brands, it really worth to visit it even to have just a walk or have a coffee!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Very impressive department store in Moscow. Right in the heart of the city in the Red Square. Impressively lighted at night, reminds a bit of Harrods in London. Worth walking inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Had a walk round the GUM department store in Moscow, it is amazing, 4 floors set round a central aisle amazing stores to look at , the food area is very interesting, prices seem to be about same as London. It is more amazing at night all lit up on the outside and the inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Even if you don't buy anything this is a must visit building. Architecturally beautiful. Clean. Makes modern shopping centres look very plain and ordinary. Note there are mainly high end shops however there are also numerous cafes. Very clean and well maintained public toilets....free too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This huge shopping center is just beautiful, worth to visit. The building was beautifully decorated, with lots of restaurants to eat. If you visit Red Square, make sure to have the ice cream that they sell on small booths it cost 50 rubles, and beware not to buy the one that needs to be weigh (it cost 130 rubles for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

capitalism has certainly taken over in Moscow and nowhere is this more apparent than in the GUM department store.although it's worth a visit you could be in Frankfurt or New York.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

High end shoppers will love this place. It has all the "names" in the fashion world & is so worth strolling though. It's a beautiful building, tastefully restored with a subdued & refined atmosphere. The food store is wonderful, I could have tasted everything. Nice coffee & cake, gelati, ice cream, etc. Grab a drink, find a seat & watch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Great building,great location.There is a fantastic food store in the ground floor,don't miss it.Also,nice cafes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

You should come here not to buy anything, prices are overwhelmingly high, but just enjoy the atmosphere of a luxury building with a glass ceiling, giving natural light, following a tradition to meet a friend 'in the center near the fountain', eat the best ice cream in Moscow, wander through the grocery store, keeping the flavor of the USSR -... More 

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