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Shopping spree at the bulkiest state department store of GUM

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The GUM or Gosudarstvenny Universalny Magazin is pronounced as ‘goom’. This is one of the largest and most famous shopping centres in Europe. This is also famous for its architecture. It was established over a hundred years ago which was a testimony of late 19th century Russian architecture. The first part of the GUM was built in 1812 by Alexander I and was located near Red Square. The interiors consist of three floors with a glass roofed central courtyard and houses around 150 stores.

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Each floor is connected by bridges. It looks graceful and at the centre of the complex there is a lovely fountain which from decades served as a meeting place. This store sells the most recognized brand item such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Hugo Boss, Burberry etc. from in and around the world. Inside the store there are many cafes, restaurants, exhibitions, galleries, leisure activities and cultural events. It exhibits arts and photos of Russian people and conduct the International arts festivals of ‘Chereshneviy les’ inside the stores. This is one of the most popular shopping malls in the country which serves as the great tourist attraction.

Opening hours: 10:00 to 22:00 hours.

Address: GUM, Krasnaya ploshad, 3, Moscow, 101000.

How to reach: The nearest metro station is Ploshchad' Revolyutsii serving on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line of the Moscow Metro system which is just a 4 minutes’ walk from the GUM.

Contact: + 7 (499) 252-35-80."

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