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GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin)

#25 of 2,371 things to do in Moscow
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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Address: Red Square, 3 | Metro Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow 613310, Russia
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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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Unfortunately, I didn't go inside as I was pushed for time, but I heard very good things. You must eat inside apparently, don't get put off by the expensive decor and shops... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unfortunately, I didn't go inside as I was pushed for time, but I heard very good things. You must eat inside apparently, don't get put off by the expensive decor and shops because the restaurants are cheap!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to get warm and do some window shopping. All big names are here but hardly any people actually buying. Hot chocolate and pancakes can be purchased during winter time at the centre of the mall, surrounding the huge Christmas tree.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very large mall with lots of stores and shops. Everything is very expensive, but one should visit it not for shopping but rather as a museum. It is especially colorful and decorated during Christmas and New year times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the glass roof to the 4 floors of designer label shops this place is a delight just to walk around even if you cant afford to purchase more than an ice-cream. Situation right next to the Kremlin and Red Square it was a life saver during our visit as once you were through the doors you were blasted with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An exceptional building from 1893. The most expensive brands are selling here today. But the beauty is inside and outside, especially in anticipation of the New Year.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The famous GUM (ГУМ) is a large shopping mall facing the Red Square. Its facade resembles a royal palace, and it is specially charming at night with all those lights. It has an impressive structure and finish, which includes a huge glass roof and a fountain. The three elegantly designed floors are connected by bridges. The place is notable by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Window shopping for most tourists, sine the stores are high-end. Make sure to taste ice cream in the lobby area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Nasledie at GUM for the best souvenirs. You get all types, except the Imperial Russia souvenirs (available only at Armoury, Red Square)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge, one side of Red Square, most stores are very upscale but there a few affordable ones. No. 57 on the third level is a cafeteria featuring traditional Russian fare, great bargain, good food.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Moscow during the last New Year Holidays and GUM was in my agenda of things to see. What a let down! From the outside the building is imposing and by the time was lit up with many lights, which produced a nice atmosphere especially during the evening hours. I entered this building imagining something sumptuous but instead... 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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