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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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Gorgeours, decorative shopping mall

Because of it's central location, almost all visitors to Red Square will see automatically the GUM building. Good background when taking pics, and have window shopping or... read more

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

Because of it's central location, almost all visitors to Red Square will see automatically the GUM building. Good background when taking pics, and have window shopping or dine/drink there. So many world well-known brands have branch here. Lots of flowers decorate the facade, which was lovely. I had a drink here - cafe latte - spent short time to avoid... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It amazing how it so integrated with good sence of taste modern high class brands boutiques into the old fashionade shopping arcade of XIX's century. 3 ages are mixed here: XIXth century archetcture, XX century soviet style gastronomy and modern fashions.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

All the top brands are present in this super clean shopping centre along the side of red square. If you have a couple of hundred thousand Rubels burning in your pocket you could exchange them here.

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Beersheba, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

GUM, an establishment dating back to the late 19th century withstood the revolution the comunism and the volatile 90s, lovely architecture nice shops though fairly expensive ( due to the central location) the atmospehre in the small taverns and coffee houses there is lovely as is the design, but you absolutely must try the local "plombir" ice cream, ask for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

this massive shopping mall sits beside the central moscow attractions. i thought the design was great. I didn't like the lack of air-conditioning and rarity of public toilets in it. but no doubt the place is a must see attraction, if not for shopping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great location as is at Red Square visited by every tourist. Is a Mall with expensive shops but is worthwhile the visit as is very beatifull full of flowers both inside and out. Is also nice decorated has rest-rooms, coffee-shops , ice-cream and beautifull shops. An expensive life-style but I felt nice I visited this palce.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Of course i visited this place a lot of time in my life...but nowadays GUM is like an attraction for tourists (design shops, luxury boutiques, etc.).We catched the opportunity to eat here our russian ice. The most funny and remarkable feature was that ice was sold in old tradition style and the lady was looking like from 80th. Nice, nice!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It is very nice building. I like such buildings. full of expensive shops. But I found there one great point for me and my kids. Great GUM icecream. I tried maybe 5 times, but Blueberry one is the best one!!! Try it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Without much description, everyone knows GUM is a high end shopping mall right beside the Red Square. More importantly for every visitor, I found there was no bench, chairs nor free toilet for tired shoppers and visitors inside the mall. Good elsewhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Not really a department store in our opinion, more a series of wonderful arcades on different levels with interconnecting paths and stairs. Some lovely shops...and many people taking their wedding photos there!

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Address: Red Square, 3 | Metro Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow, Russia
Phone Number: 495 788-4343
Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow

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