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“Beautiful department store!”

GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin)
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US$37.00*
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Moscow Must See Private Driving Tour
Ranked #71 of 2,549 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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Reviewed 30 March 2018

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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"red square"
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Wow what a shop!,
Expensive,but Russia’s Harrods.
Security on every entrance.
Lots of different levels,very exclusive,valet parking

Thank David R
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful traditional shopping centre with amazing interior and all the designers stores, along with a deli style “supermarket” on the grown floor (which I did find hard to locate but it was on one of the far sides)

Thank Aroni L
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

well, jus a shipping centre though quite pretty on the inside. but we've all seen enough malls already haven't we?

Thank Jill1108
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Its so beautiful in the. So clean and some parts reminded me USSR from the movies. Stolovaya's personnel was dressed like in USSR and they even have old gas water machine by the bar. Good memories! :)

Thank Timur S
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