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“It's a nice shopping mall, but it's a shopping mall for the wealthy” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin)

GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin)
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Moscow Private Walking Half Day Tour
Ranked #25 of 2,388 things to do in Moscow
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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“It's a nice shopping mall, but it's a shopping mall for the wealthy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

A big shopping centre made from three rows of buildings. It is attractive inside and quite large. At the end of the day, it is a shopping mall like those found in most countries with the usual brands.

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“that was then; this is now.....had to select current type date; it was long ago”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

i bought Russian black bread there for about 50 kopecks with some thick cheese. it was 25 below zero and some were swimming in the heated pool down the street and buying ice cream as they came out. the lines were about a hour long and large Russians in fur hats bumped and shuffled me back and forth until i finally got in to a smiling clerk. that is in 1977. there were no designers then and we took the train to St. Petersburg and the blinds were pulled down so we could not see any thing. those were the communist days; but INtourist and the warmth and friendliness of the people and the russian artist Alex, who took me home, clandestinely to meet his family and eat cabbage and carrots with grandma, Babushka, looking on with distain as we spoke in broken russian and english. i loved it then. i am sorry that it got Americanized.

Visited April 2012
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“Fun and value food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

Gret fun to visit for the spectacle of the building and glitzy high-end stores. Not the place to bag a bargain though. A good tip is to head to the top floor at the St Basil's end of the store for a really good cafeteria-style eaterie that serves interesting Russian food at very reasonable prices. Delicious!

Visited February 2013
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“Gastronom”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Definitely visit Gastronom #1 on the ground floor. It's a Soviet style grocery store designed in a very luxurious fashion. You can buy some authentic pieces of Russian and Soviet cuisine. For me it's a little nostalgic, for visitors it will be an interesting experience.

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“Maybe a quick look. . .”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Occupies a whole block facing Red Square. Actually more an indoor mall of independent high-fashion boutiques, than a "dept store, US style". Uniformed doormen and the biggest revolving doors I've ever seen. Ice cream kiosk near the western entrance in all weather.

Visited January 2013
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