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GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin)

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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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+7 495 788-43-43
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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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Exquisite place

What a place! The building is amazing with the most beautiful shops. Very expensive but worth the visit. Go, tour the place, enter the huge supermarket and treat yourself with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Kfar Saba, Israel
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Saitama Prefecture, Japan
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It waa on nice location next to the Red square. But in here all of srores are really expensive. The icecream which is sold in the way was really popular among people.

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a place! The building is amazing with the most beautiful shops. Very expensive but worth the visit. Go, tour the place, enter the huge supermarket and treat yourself with something small or just a coffee or icecream

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This mall is for people staying at the equivalent of Four seasons. All the shops are for luxury shopping apart from the Italian restaurant at the food court and ice cream carts. The only stores you could see people at was the ice cream store and the food court. It is not wheel chair or stroller friendly and the only... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Architecture is very good, internal decoration is superb, lightening in the evening is very good, many brand stores, a nice souvenier shop (outside facing), nice cafe (cafe bosco) with a nice red square view, not that expensive (excluding classical expensive brands) even there is a very very cheap restaurant inside, visit GUM and have a drink at Bosco cafe,

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not like the old pictures of a huge Russian department store. It's ground floor, at least, is small upmarket international shops. We had an Ice cream cone which was cheap, made on the premises apparently. The period toilet facilities must be the most expensive ever encountered! It's a grand building in itself, we'll worth a walk around.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful architecture, fascinating to see the modern side of Russia. Would have loved to have contrasted this "consumer feast" with the Soviet version of GUM!

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Orange, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Use as a pathway between on part of Moscow to another. Moat mortal peeps just buy ice cream. Enter a shop if you dare. Quite a nice centre, former general market but can't say that I pick out shopping centres as destinations on my travels

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated alongside Red Square this mall is on three floors with an amazing selection of stores including fashion, such as Stella McCartney, electronics such as Bose, and many cafes on the top floor. While many shops may be expensive, the cafes are very low cost compared with usual city prices. Worth a visit, even if only window shopping.

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a must see. Gorgeous building and renovated with very much style. I know people that visited in the 80's and their memory was that old the shops were empty, the space dark... now all the top end brand are showing their latest models. Specially nice in Xmas with all the lights around the building and the ice skate... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This store would put Rodeo dr. to shame. You will not see a single trace of the old Soviet style anything. Bring BIG bucks...Prada and Dior are their low end stores.

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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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