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GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin)

#25 of 2,331 things to do in Moscow
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Address: Red Square, 3 | Metro Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow 613310, Russia
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Phone Number: +7 495 788-43-43
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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GUM department store is full of high end shops very well laid out and looks beautiful all decorated for Christmas. High security on the many entrances to seach bags etc which... read more

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Merton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

GUM department store is full of high end shops very well laid out and looks beautiful all decorated for Christmas. High security on the many entrances to seach bags etc which is reassuring and keeps us all safe.. it leaves me with thoughts of the days where this is the site people stood for hours in the freezing temperatures for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well, my hair curler burned out the very first night we were in Moscow, so the next day I headed to GUM to see if I could replace it. It took a bit of work, and some charades to get across what I was looking for, but I did find one! In the interim I saw some beautiful stores and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

GUM has a storied history - and you can get glimpses of it inside of the current iteration, even! Historically and architecturally, it is still worth seeing - the large glass and steel vaulted ceilings are reminiscent of European train station architecture, and the marble used throughout the construction is still in good shape. If you so desire, you can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Gum Department Store during a visit to the Kremlin and Armoury. The store has all of the major western retail brands especially in fashion and cosmetics. Well worth a look but way too expensive for me.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on Red square, its a great location to pop in and have a hot coffee and meal after the long walks around the red square. Its pretty old yet exudes modernity. Its filled with high street fashion houses as well as indigenious stores serving up made in Russia products

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A Great mall with all brands and all new collections but unfortunately very expensive! It worths a walk around to see the shops and the boutiques and you can enjoy a nice ice cream especially when outside is very hot! During my trip to Moscow, I went into the GUM twice - once during the week and once on a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Now it really looks like any other western shopping mall, only in a historic shell. The same brands of clothes, perfumes, etc., so it is worth only stopping by, but nothing else. Maybe you should try their traditional ice cream at the entrance, but not much else.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tremendously big department store lines the Red square over hundreds of meters. Its three stories host many high-end shops at both sides of a huge atrium. Several eateries are found there. It is a must visit attraction to see how decandency is alive and kicking in the heart of a former communist superpower.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you don’t intend to buy anything it is worth a walk through just to experience the incredible interior. There are three numbered parallel halls each with three levels of shops, starting with designer outlets in number 1 next to Red Square and becoming less exclusive as you proceed through halls 2 & 3 and upwards. There are some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The GUM department store has come a long way in the past few years, now a modern, vibrant centre with everything from high-end fashion, kiosks selling tours of the city, to local cheeses and wines. It is huge, on several levels with bridges, stairs, and elevators to get around. Two places are not to be missed. The first is the... More 

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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
This small yet important neighbourhood is full of state institutions and offices. To understand where modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as well.
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