GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin), Moscow

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Blending modern shopping with history and architecture, GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin) remains the country's largest shopping mall. Constructed during the 1890s, the trapezoidal building combines elements of traditional Russian and 19th-century English architecture, including a steel framework and glass roof. A major feat of engineering, the structure gets most of its illumination from giant arched skylights, each one containing more than 20,000 panes of glass. The centrally located mall houses about 200 upscale boutiques, selling internationally known clothing brands, household goods, jewelry, sports equipment, cosmetics, and souvenirs. The building's ground level offers access to cafes, restrooms, and ATMs. Put GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Moscow tour itinerary planner.
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  • Luxury department store on red square standing. So in is very large and contains a lot of tenants would never get bored. Even paint the picture seems to be drawn by the children on the bench is so cute. Bathroom is very nice.
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  • 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! :)  more »
  • The architecture is stunning, inside and out. It's full of past shops and a number of restaurants too. For me it is reminiscent of the QVB building in Sydney but bigger. Great for a mooch around and t...  more »
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  • Great mall right at Red Square. Basically it’s a shopping complex where all the big brands are present. Once you get the hang of the place, it’s quite easy to navigate the place. For first timers, staircases are at both ends and the middle. So if you need to get between levels, check where you are. You can use Bosco Cafe as a point to indicate the middle of the mall. There is a supermarket at the 3rd parallel but mainly carry imported brands and items. If you are looking for local or simple stuff, this supermarket is not the right place.
  • This is a gorgeous mall. I love that there are fresh flowers everywhere. The classical music that plays is a bonus! There are brands for everyone, and I like that there is actually a lot of high-end stores. I can't wait to come back next June!
  • Perfect place for shopping in the heart of the capital. A lot of exclusive brands and boutiques. love to be there. It's amazing at night!
  • Visually stunning shopping mall right on the red square. It's worth walking through and shopping if you can afford spending in the trendy shops.
  • Peek back in time a bit... even though it's all updated... as this was one of those shining examples of the soviet success. GUM was/is a popular visit for locals and tourists (adjacent to Red Square) alike. Fairly spendy shopping here. One place is the soviet era restaurant located inside. Requires quite a wait but from what I am told by locals, it is very true to form for soviet era on food and service set up.

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