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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 117 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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Trondheim, Norway
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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Indiana
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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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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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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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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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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The flowers all around outside and inside are really beautiful and it is lovely for a stroll. The mall itself reminds me of some of the malls in vegas (like in the Venetian or Caesars) but of course this is a historical building making it that much better!

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