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GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin)

Address: Red Square | Metro: Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow, Russia
Phone Number: 095 929-3470
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Ranked #1 of 106 Shopping in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Department Stores, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
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...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Department Stores, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Krakow, Poland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It's a very nice building full of top class shops, if you travel from abroad, you better do shopping at home, but it's worth to see it.

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Cologne, Germany
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

GUM is the State Department Store facing Red Square. It has become a cult shopping experience: beautiful architecture houses around 150 shops and flagship stores selling their designer goods.

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Pacific NW (USA)
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44 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Yup: Revolutions are about making more stuff available to more people. As in money. And nice things. That's GUM - an elegant, pretentious venue that has shops that purvey "superior goods." All elegant and, as far as I could tell, all ridiculously expensive. After wandering for a few hours looking and asking, I settled down for a coffee at a... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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44 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

This shopping mall is a must when you are in Moscow. Very beautiful and a lot to see. There are almost only luxury stores here, so it ain't a place to shop if you are not wealthy.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had been hoping to get to Moscow for at least 4 years. I made this trip last minute and having met 2 friends from Moscow for the first time, I also had to see at least some of the sights. This store is a variation on a typical out of town mall, Bluewater, Meadowhall etc However the building is... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

such a super place to visit the multitude of luxury diverse shops and eat in the cafes, with it wonderful location just a must visit !

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Stein, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great department store. Many shops and some nice places to buy souvenirs. Have a look at the ice-cream stands. I never saw ice being sold this way!

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This department store has most of the international luxury brands, so unless you are very well off, you might do mainly window shopping. However, there are some local products as well, including an interesting contemporary design shop on the third floor (in case you are looking for a more interesting souvenir). And as the building itself is wonderfull, you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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