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GUM in Moscow

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GUM Department Store, Moscow (Russia)

GUM is known as the Glavny Universalny Magazin and is the largest department store located in Russia. It is situated on the northeastern direction of the Red Square in Moscow and the building was established in the year 1889-1893. This building was originally famous as the Upper Trading Arcade and was designed by A.N. Pomerantsev. This pseudo-Russian designed building then supported about more than 1000 shops but after being reconstructed in the year 1953, there are about 150 shops now. There are three levels which sell variety of products from clothing to bags, footwear, home appliances, watches, food, cameras and many other stuffs. The store however functions and resembles more of a western shopping destination rather than a departmental store.

Shopping at GUM

GUM is a whole shopping block containing various shops such as flower shops, pharmacy, apparel stores, daily needs stores, banks, restaurants, and cafes as well. It covers a huge area and has beautiful interiors as well. The place is a tourist attraction due to the remarkable architecture and designs. The GUM is a symbol of Moscow and is a very essential part of Russia. The GUM has the royal look and fits perfectly as an addition to the various important places which are located close by. This elegant building has glass roofing along its whole length. The three floors are connected to each other by bridges providing a beautiful look. There is a fountain at the center of this building and makes the perfect place for clicking pictures. There are various high-end luxurious and flagship stores located here. It is one of the most popular shopping malls in Moscow, Russia.

GUM also offers spaces and is a popular venue for cultural events, parties, get together, and much more. Shopping experience here is totally wonderful and is a must visit for all shopaholics to have the best time shopping here. You can also rest and relax and eat at the various restaurants and cafes here after having a great time shopping. Do visit this awesome place and buy some of the exclusive things which the place has in store for all its visitors.

GUM Moscow History

GUM comes under the project called the Upper Trading Rows that opened on December 2nd, 1893. This passage became the largest in Europe at that time. It covered shopping streets that were inspired from the covered bazaars of the Arab countries. The oldest one out of the lot, Passage du Caire, was built in 1799. Soon, these covered shopping streets converted into stores. The new rows became the most fashionable and technologically advanced European department store in Russian style.

With times, GUM has evolved into an ideal shopping city of Moscow. The place has survived the many blunders and losses that came its way for almost 120 years and has emerged victorious. GUM has become more than just a store from where one can buy everything. This shopping block has plenty of options ranging pharmacy, banks, flower shops, and beyond.

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    Yes. There are various restaurants and cafes inside the GUM, where you can eat food. However, these eateries are too expensive so in case you do not want to splurge on eating so much do prefer eating something from outside.

    There are about 150 stores inside GUM distributed perfectly amongst the three floors here. There are stores selling western clothing, footwear, cosmetics, bags, food, home appliances and also there are pharmacy, bank and many other facilities available.

    Russian Nesting dolls, porclain figurines, imperial eggs and lacquer boxes can be bought when in Russia.

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