The GUM (pronounced GOOM) is an exquisite department store with spectacular architecture!
Its captivating the façade extends for 794 ft (242 m) along Moscow’s infamous Red Square, directly opposite to Lenin’s mausoleum. If shopping not your thing, a visit inside is still worth it. With a skylight roof and three-level arcades, the GUM’s refined and ornate interior makes it a gem to discover.
Opened in 1893 as a trading centre, the GUM is home today to about 200 shops, including many upscale stores that carry luxury brands.
You can, however, find some affordable merchandise and food. On the ground floor there is a Soviet-era deli style “supermarket.” I bought delectable chocolate and other souvenirs. Try the ice cream! It is delicious and the line moves quickly.
GUM stands for Glavny Universalny Magazin (“Main Department Store”), formerly Gosudarstvenny Universalny Magazin (“State Department Store”). It is the largest department store in Russia.
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