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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 #2 of 106 Shopping in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Department Stores, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
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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.
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

At the top of the GUM shopping centre is a cafeteria where you select what you want from pre-prepared items (desserts, soups, salads, main courses, veggies, bread etc.) and then pay for what you choose. The fact that the queue was out the door and around the corner tells you how popular it is. The food all looked great. My... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I had lunch at GUM after spending a day in Red Square and was blown away by the architecture and lighting. A fabulous experience for walking around and people watching. The dining was also top notch!

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Woking, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Something for everyone here. It's beautiful from the outside (especially at night) and it's stunning from the inside. GUM is warm clean has hundreds of chic high end stores as well as high street stores. The loos are free and clean and the upper levels have a good selection of snacky eateries that are fairly priced. The food halls are... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Gum is a great store through only pricy goods which are way more expensive than in Europe or US. Decoration is always splendid and usually some attractions take place for adults and/or kids. The kids/toy store behind the store and belongs to Gum is filled with choice of good quality surprises for kids. A must see in Moscow.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Moscow is the most expensive city in the world and this is the most expensive place in it! However its still worth visiting as it has great rchitecture and unique atmosphere inside. You can buy traditional russian ice cream (morozhenoe) or at least buy something in the souvenir shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This mall is huge! It has everything. But like everything else in Moscow the prices are too high. Great to walk around and see the displays that are constantly changing.

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Buffalo, New York
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I was really impressed how amazing and upscale this is. Even if you don't buy anything, it's 100% worth a walk through. Go to the food hall. Busy. You would think Moscovites have serious money to spend

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Pakostane, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

When is -10 degrees on the Red square with a nord wind, Gum is perfect place to hide and drink a coffee or eat a pizza slice. I found a nice place on the 3rd floor. Something like Italian fast food whit pizza slices, coffee, beer...And prices are very popular for place and location. Pizza slice is about 1.20 Eur.... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Don't skip this place, just because you don't have money to buy anything from there. This mall looks beautiful from the inside and def worth to check out! And after all, an ice cream won't hurt your budget!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Even if you are not in the mood to go shopping the GUM is great place to visit. The Gum is beautiful inside and spacious. They do have plenty of stores to pick from and you could spend quite a significant amount of time here if you were not on a tour with a guide. I would highly recommend.

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