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GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin)

#23 of 2,284 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: 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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Amazing Store

Even if you don't like shopping, you should visit GUMs. The place is gigantic and full of everything imaginable. I would compare it to Harrods in London. If you do like... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even if you don't like shopping, you should visit GUMs. The place is gigantic and full of everything imaginable. I would compare it to Harrods in London. If you do like shopping, this would be a "must see". You could spend a whole day here just poking around if you wanted. GUMs is easy to find as it is along... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Historic department store, now a passage-style mall with lots of luxury outlets. Nice place, it is customary to purchase a Russian ice cream here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this mall as part of a tour. Worth going to check out the impressive architecture but the prices in the stores are sky-high. Our tour guide indicated that it’s mostly tourists there – locals rarely shop there unless they’re filthy rich. Ice cream is 100 rubles, so decent to have as a snack while doing some window shopping.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can do a lot of walking to see the whole 'store' but it's worth it. A remarkable variety of arcades and small shops combine with the main store. There are special displays in the arcades - quite extraordinary in what you expect to be a real;actively poor city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did not expect such a nice mall in Moscow. Although similar to many other luxury malls in western countries, it is certainly above all standards in Russia. Likely more to be seen then effective as business. Cafes were full of tourists, but the stores were empty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The GUM is beyond belief. It would be a part of a visit to Red Square and the Kremlin. It is 3 stories of stores and eateries. Do not miss!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a department store lasting from Soviet Russia. It was not like this before in soviet time but it was prestigious. Now it is a very good quality and good looking place with historical impact. It must be seen after a Red Square walk. It is not cheap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited GUM several times since the end of the nineties and the department store is really fantastic. I normally hate shopping, but in GUM it is a pleasure just to walk around an admire the architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's now as many big name designers as you would every need - very little Russian stuff - the food section looked amazing and we did find Bosco for some Russian Olympic team souvenirs - prices but easily the best team uniform. Clean toilets and free if you go to the ones at the top of the building Nice ice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So, so, so, so beautiful and great department store. Moscow's GUM is today full of the most recognised brands from around the world. I ate there so tasty ice cream 🍦.

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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.