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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 121 shopping in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Go there, Look around. Enjoy local specialty - ice cream made of real cream (Мороженое). Don’t waste your time in Sotolovaya 57, unless you need a reminder of your poor college cafeteria. Just stroll around the GUM and soak up the atmosphere. If you are rich enough shop there.

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Trondheim, Norway
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178 reviews 178 reviews
96 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This shopping center is grand, its a huge complex the red square. Inside you have every brand you would like, but dont come to Russia, or atleast Moscow to try to make bargain deald, Moscow is one of the most expensive ccitys fro shopping and you will quikly learn that. Even thou its nice to have a look inside with... More

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Chesterfield, Michigan
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Never saw the "historic bathrooms" but nice to walk through the mall. Very nicely decorated and if you are there, take a stroll past the fountain. Reasonable place for lunch is the cafeteria (forget the name, maybe Cantina 54?

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Venice, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

When in Red Square take the time to visit Gum. Gone are the days of empty shelves. This is a high end mall with to designer stores. Good pizza on the upper floor. Don't miss Red Square at night.

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Truly a one of a kind shopping experience. This huge mall is gorgeous and all the stores are just the best. Conveniently located next to Red Square, is not to be missed. Visited June 2013.

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Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
116 attraction reviews
370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

How can anyone not rate this as 5 stars? The place is a classic. My favorite part was sitting at a Gum café and watching the lights go on, as they flooded the Kremlin Wall. What a beautiful sight. Plus, the interior is gorgeous. Forget USA malls, this placed has class.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Good shops in one of the worlds most striking locations opposite the Kremlin and in Red Square. The shops themselves are high end and frequented by well off locals. Lots of nice cafés and eateries and well worth the visit.

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

GUM is really not a department store, but rather a large indoor shopping mall in the style of a galleria on one side of Red Square. It was built around 1890 to house many different merchants who had bought shares in a joint stock company to continue their businesses. Then came the Russian Revolution and it was made into an... More

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Cupertino, California
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56 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

In addition to its location on the Red Square and its architecture and shops, it proved to be a great location for lunch as it had numerous food courts providing different cuisines from Borsch to Pizza to Sandwiches. Nice place to relax after walking a bit in the Kremlin or red square

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Houston, Texas
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16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Worth a look inside, but typical stores you find anywhere. All very high end and prices are almost double what they are in the states. The cafe's out of the GUM are very nice to eat.

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