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GUM Shopping Mall @ Moscow (Russia)


GUM Shopping Mall @ Moscow (Russia) by Drifter Baba

GUM Shopping Mall:

GUM was the main department store in many cities of the former Soviet Union also known as State Department Store. 

GUM in Moscow which is facing Red Square is the largest among all GUM. It was built from 1890 to 1893 by architect Alexander Pomerantsev.  

Its design is very grand and a very big shopping mall which can't be seen in a day. You will find many good restaurants inside the mall which will be filled with many tourists all the time. Its roof is designed with the help of Glass so the natural sunlight is available all the time. 

Visiting Timing:  

Everyday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Best time to visit: All time. 

Entry Fees:  NO

GUM Shopping Mall
Red Square, Moscow, Russia, 109012

Special occasion:
No such special occasion but during Christmas and January, Weekends and holidays you will see it more crowded. 

Places to visit in Moscow:
  • The Moscow Kremlin
  • Red Square
  • St. Basil's Cathedral
  • Lenin's Mausoleum
  • Bolshoi Theatre
  • The State Tretyakov Galery

Parking Places: Finding a parking place in Moscow is a real tough task and Red Square is one of the busiest places there.

How to reach  Red Square: 

Taxis: If you are new to Moscow, better to use Taxis to reach Red Square. You can hire a self-drive taxi but parking is a little problem there.

Metro: Metro is the best option to reach Red Square.  You can catch the Metro to Okhotny Ryad station on the light blue line OR Ploshchad Revolyutsii station on the dark blue line.  You need some local help there.

Buses: Bus facilities are good but I feel it is a little complicated. It depends on which place you want to catch a bus, better to get help from a local. 

Accommodation : 
It is situated in the center of the city and you will many hotels within 5 km. Hotels are quite costly there.

Food & Restaurant :
It is one of the very famous tourist destinations in Moscow and thousands of visitors visit there every day. You will find many restaurants here. 

Few Photos:

GUM Shopping Mall @ Moscow (Russia) by Drifter Baba

GUM Shopping Mall @ Moscow (Russia) by Drifter Baba

GUM Shopping Mall @ Moscow (Russia) by Drifter Baba

GUM Shopping Mall @ Moscow (Russia) by Drifter Baba

Visit Date:  01 Oct 2011