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GUM, Minsk
(2.8/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It reminded me of department stores with my childhood (early nineties). Outside of the pompous and beautiful, within the usual with high ceilings and large marble staircases and balustrade. Let everyone decide it is worth it to look at it or not. I think it is worth, for citizens of the former USSR in order to remember the childhood (like me) or just the past years for foreigners to see how everything was arranged in the country of the Soviets. True products now not a Yes and brands. Pleasant shopping and Pleasant journeys.
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  • Lovely shop, especially for those who remember the Soviet trade. My wife seemed to have returned in the past is impossible to feel in Russia. A variety of goods, the prices are reasonable.
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  • Department with clothers (no matter for women or men) impresses with optimistic grey, dakr and black colors and prices that creates thoughts that all the belarussians are millionairs. If one likes the...  more »