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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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beautiful shopping place

its a huge shopping center and very expensive. but the good thing is the building is so unique, you will feel like you are in a castle. its so beautiful

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

its a huge shopping center and very expensive. but the good thing is the building is so unique, you will feel like you are in a castle. its so beautiful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Everyone hears about Gum, but it rather overwhelms when visited. The mall has 3 levels, although the third level is a bit barren. There are a wide variety of shops, although very expensive for the average Russian. We were interested to see who was buying in the shops and it appeared that it was mainly aimed at tourists to Red... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was a surprise to us. We expected a preserved or outdated Soviet-style shopping experience, but instead there is now three floors and three linked buildings containing the most upmarket brands you can find anywhere. The downside is that there is little you might want to buy. If you thought Bicester Village was pricey, it's nothing by comparison. So browsing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

GUM is a long existing department store which has now been refurbished and offers whatever best Moscow shopping can offer. Three architecturally marvelous buildings connected with glass roofs offe, over 3 floors, anything you could wish. Tastefully decorated shops, cafes, fashion exhibition, private parking and whatever the Moscow elite requires. The building itself is so beautiful and deserves avisit even... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We visited this store a couple of times....once with a tour, the second on our own to have a look. As beautiful as store is it is also very expensive. The only thing we could afford here was an iced coffee and a cappuccino. Most of the stores had 2 or more employees in them and in most cases these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

we weren't interested in doing any shopping but we're curious to see the inside of the building. It's beautiful and well worth an hour's browse. There are lots of designer shops and some interesting food stores too. A good place to go for a coffee break, and cheaper than the places on Red Square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This rather amazing shopping centre is right on Red Square, opposite the Kremlin complex. In previous times whilst being open there were no goods to speak of and supplies were basic and expensive. My wife recalled being here in the early 1970s where people lined up for bread and limited food. Now it has been taken over from the State... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This mall is so big they have 3 floors of beautiful well designed stores, with the best brands of Europe, a very good gourmet restaurants, and the Supermarket inside that has all Delicatessen, bread, wines, liquors, and all kind of vegetables but, FIRST CLASS. This is a must see. You can find clothes, shoes, handbags, FURS in the modern style... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Interesting only in that it is the original mall, now copied around the world. It is now full of the overpriced "designer" shops that you will find in most international airports. It is free to enter and there are ice-cream sellers and small cafe's so if you are nearby and have a little time to spare and want a snack... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A truly beautiful mall with everything for the well-healed shopper. This is well worth the visit to enjoy the architecture and the beautiful shops, even if the luxury brands are out of reach. Buying an ice cream and wondering around the spacious corridors is an experience in itself.

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

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