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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. Use our Minsk trip planner to visit GUM on your trip to Minsk, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Old department store from the Russian time in the center of Minsk. Three floors with clothes, fabrics, cosmetics carpets, souvenirs, glass and porcelain, spirits, electronics. A bit of a deal of all sorts. Belarusian underwear with good quality. Worth a visit but can not be compared with the modern shopping malls found in Minsk.
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  • To be honest? It's a terrible place, like everything in the market. Tasteless and horrible everything. It is clear why young people never happen here.
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  • In one place you can shop: socks, souvenirs, beautiful linen products. Staff. You can pay by card. Building interesting architectically. Window exhibitions, but also the inside change depending on the season, the holidays and are prepared with a huge fondness. In the middle there is a toilet open to customers.
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  • Five star as a tourist experience; shopping is probably a 2 ⭐. It is a real step back to the old days with lots of merchandise behind counters and unsmiling help. Still great to look around, with lots of souvenirs in a couple of spots and lady that sells bulk nuts and other delicacies from what looks like a ticket booth. The inside looks like it did years ago, with wide sweeping stairs to the upper floors and early 20th century decorations; worth a visit.
  • Old style but can find some useful things to buy
  • Universal department store "GUM" (ГУМ) in traditional regional style. Sister department store "ZUM" (ЦУМ) is located 2 kilometers north on the same main street. Both department stores are very popular with tourists. + traditional full assortment + historical architecture + friendly staff + good sales culture - slightly higher prices - no lift
  • Lots of local clothing and goods..specific, but you can find something interesting))) and the building itself is very beautiful
  • You can find absolutely anything here, from toothpicks to clothes. It’s located in the center of the city just by the metro station, really convenient. It’s probably the most famous department store in Minsk, because it’s always crowded, which makes the shopping hard, sometimes unpleasant. Long queues also don’t help if you’re in a hurry. But, oh well, I guess you would expect it from a store with that kind of reputation.
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