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GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin)

#28 of 2,275 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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They have lots of different things going on inside of GUM. When we visited in August they had a load of different things out for the World Cup in 2018. Also lots of bikes were... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They have lots of different things going on inside of GUM. When we visited in August they had a load of different things out for the World Cup in 2018. Also lots of bikes were on display on the second floor. The cafe No 57 on the third floor, third line is cheap and serves traditional Soviet style food at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This used to be a state run shopping centre and now houses all international brands and has lots of places to eat and drink. The building is an architectural gem and just opposite the Kremlin and red square

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was impressed with the range and the layout in this store. I found it relatively easy to shop with my wife looking for shoes! No mean feat ( no pun intended).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to GUM basically for window shopping. The prices are quite high. But this is brand stores. To exclude shopping and brands and prices - the place is iconic for many shoppers and visitors of Moscow. It was and it is chic and probably it will be chic shopping icon for many years from now. The architecture is amazing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Department Store has thrown off its previous reputation and now is home to a number of very trendy European stores. Window shopping can take the place of having to buy and people watching is a career option. Station yourself at the fountain where the Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom and watch the Ice cream counter. Locals and tourists... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The department store is lovely with a huge fountain in the centre and wide walkways. We enjoyed "window" shopping, all the prices are more than most places in the world! (Luxury brand goods and cosmetics). We did have very good coffee in a cafe inside the GUM.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You should see it. It is not as it was in the Soviet Era - now very upscale shops. Go to the Soviet style buffet on the upper floor in the corner - good food, not too bad a price

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whether you're a shopper or not, GUM is well worth a visit. Built before WWI in a French art deco style, it barely survived the Stalinist era. GUM was the Ministry of Heavy Industries until Stalin died, then reverted to a department store known for sparse shelves catering to the elite. Now it's come full circle as a high-end store... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Departmental store with lots of history and now full of major international brands! This was a welcome stop during our walking tour of Moscow and it was an extremely hot summer day. Definitely try the ice creams!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very nice mall with all the stores you may want to see. Expensive and luxurious but exquisite.You may want to have 60's lunch at the 57's restaurants in the 3th floor.

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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.