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GUM, Minsk

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At GUM--essentially a department store--peruse the aisles for souvenirs such as Russian dolls and handpainted boxes. The building is a typical example of Socialist Realism and serves as a 20th-century architectural landmark. The department store was built in 1951. It offers clothes, shoes, toys, cosmetics, souvenirs, household appliances, and more. Look for Soviet-style radios or digital Elektronika watches--a must for collectors of kitsch. To visit GUM and get the most from your holiday in Minsk, create itinerary details personal to you using our Minsk trip itinerary builder.
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The funky town of Minsk is flooded with cool hotels and chic apartments to rent, many of which can be quite luxurious. Renting an apartment is a great option--and if you are traveling with a group, you can keep the cost per person down. While bed and breakfasts and guesthouses are not quite as popular in this city, you can find affordable lodging at the nice but less expensive hotels that may sacrifice location or amenities. Most hotels and hostels will arrange to register you as a foreigner with the police. If you rent an apartment-style accommodation, make sure to check in advance whether or not your host will do so. Without registration, you can stay in Belarus for only five business days.
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  • I went in to see if they had anything I might be interested in.Everything looked fairly familiar,nothing out of the ordinary.  more »
  • Spent five days in Minsk and the last day I wanted to see what all the rage was about GUM.. I don't know if it was me or if more people had it but when entering the department store, it felt like I'd ...  more »
  • Over the last 15 years this central departmental store gets better Good selection of souvenirs and local craft items on the ground floor More organised than in the past and better service Ladies and m...  more »