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GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin)

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Address: Red Square, 3 | Metro Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow 613310, Russia
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Phone Number: 495 788-4343
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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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Lovely Shopping Mall

Fantastic shopping Mall right near Red Square. Not over crowded as most of the shops are designer shop out of the reach of many normal Russian people. Must try some of the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic shopping Mall right near Red Square. Not over crowded as most of the shops are designer shop out of the reach of many normal Russian people. Must try some of the Icecream on sale in the alleyways. Take your camera.

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This store departments is located in great beautiful area in red square in Moscow,lot of shopping store brands ,coffee shops,if you like ice cream or fresh melon juice you find in this department ,it is beautiful place to visit when you visit red square

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't visit Moscow and skip GUM. It was the state store for many years,and it's a massive and beautiful building, worth at least a walk from one end to the other. That said, it's full of overpriced stores now. For shopping, you're better off at Охотный Ряд which is just outside Красная Площадь. But there are a few coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a shopping centre with good shops but it is so fancy. The design inside is something truly unique and I recommend everyone sees this if they are in Moscow.

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Whitburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We saw the building early afternoon while on a tour, in the evening my husband I came back. It was all light up with clear lights, which made it look great. There are lots of eating places along the front looking on to Red Square, which was busy a really nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was looking for a pair of fancy evening shoes. There was a whole row of great shoe shops for me to choose from. I found (and bought) 2 pairs of lovely shoes in a short time. Everyone in the shops was kind and helpful even though I did not speak Russian. It was a fantastic experience. Thank you. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Prices are crazy in most of the stores there.The shopping center is well decorated,you can get their "homemade" GUM's ice cream for reasonable price.

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Belper, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Gum Store is a fantastic experience. Shops from all over the world are there, any designer worth his salt has a shop in there. Just buy an ice cream and sit and watch the world go by

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've never seen anything as spectacular as the GUM Department store which shares an enviable side of Moscow's Red Square:-):-)The world's top designer names are here with fountains as it's centre piece. The colour & array of shops has to be seen to be believed!!!! Even these past 3 weeks I'm still in awe of it & recount its magic... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Why go to this department store? It's fright on Red Square, it's from the 1890s so the architecture is interesting, lots of restaurants ( and toilets), of course plenty of retail shopping and as a bonus, historic little vignettes of Russian costume! There's also an amazing food area on the ground floor... Tons of Russian product if you're looking for... 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.