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Gostiny Dvor

Department stores, Malls, Shopping & Fashion
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Address: 35, Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
Phone Number: 7 812 710-5408
Description: Built in the mid-1700s, this huge, block-long department store has evolved...
Built in the mid-1700s, this huge, block-long department store has evolved into a shopping mall over time and is considered one of the first shopping malls in the world.
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Architecture provides an unforgettable experience

Shopping wise Gostiny Dvor is nothing special : The shops inside do not present anything you wouldn't find in any shopping mall worldwide, BUT THE ARCHITECURE is definitely worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
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Lapa
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Shopping wise Gostiny Dvor is nothing special : The shops inside do not present anything you wouldn't find in any shopping mall worldwide, BUT THE ARCHITECURE is definitely worth a visit ! The building is 1000 Mters long ! Don't visit the shops inside, but go upstairs and walk the arcades !. Since upstairs there are no entrances to the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A magnificent huge old building in the grand old style of Tsarist Russia. This shopping market has been in operation for something like 300 years! Lots of little shops selling all manner of wares. There are markets elsewhere that sell souvenirs cheaper but the quality at Gostiny Dvor we thought was better than some of the market stalls. You can... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This ‘shopping arcade’ is big with lovely long corridors surrounding the outside of the building. The inside has been modernised somewhat. Worth a visit and walk around if only to feel the grandeur of old Russia!

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Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

An aged old structure with small shops inside, selling common souvenirs and stuff. Price is fair and slightly on the high side, but then it is understandable since it is so conveniently located on the main road next to its metro station. Worth to take a few pictures, but that's about it.

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Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We spent a few hours here waiting for a tour to leave for Peterhof. It is truly a maze of stores. The first floor had some souvenirs of good quality with equitable prices. I enjoyed looking at all the shoes and my husband purchased a wool hat. A good place to stop if you have some time to kill.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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193 reviews 193 reviews
49 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Visited St Petersburg in September 2013 for a 4 night stay. Walked the Nevsky Prospekt road and all of its many attractions and found this humungous shopping center when the heavens opened and it was not just cold but also wet! What I loved about the buildings both in Moscow and St Petersburg is that you really don't know what... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Gostiny Dvor is one of the oldest "malls" in the world. I always stop at the souvenir store on the first level. The housewares and linens section is an amazing selection of beautiful things made in Russia. It's one of the nicest places to get wooden items for the kitchen. They also have a nice bookstore / paper store. Its... More 

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Naantali, Finland
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295 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Located on Nevsky Prospekt and metro station right next to it, so this is almost a must, if you want to shop something. Place is huge and you can find everything from souvenirs to upscale furs and clothes. Great selection porcelain and "artsy" stuff to your home too.

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We really didn't enjoy this shop. It felt sterile, unfriendly, soulless and ugly. After walking around for a short period of time we just left. It's nothing exciting and I wouldn't recommend visiting, even if you are passing.

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New York, NY
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

A lot of souvenirs can be purchased at this shopping center (it's not exactly a mall in the American sense) and there is a good fur shop on the second floor with high quality hats, coats and other accessories at reasonable prices.

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