GUM – One of the most luxurious department stores in the world

Hello dear readers,

Today let me tell you something about the department store GUM (in Russian: Торговый Дом ГУМ). You will find GUM right in the centre of Moscow, directly next to the Red Square and Kitaj Gorod, which will be covered in another post.

GUM was constructed between 1890 and 1893 and uses a lot of elements of the european neoclassical architecture.

Today GUM hosts the world most famous designer brands, DIOR, CHANEL, you name it.

My personal favourite store though is Gastronom, a store for goods and with a great choice of fresh food. Prices are on the high side, but if you are looking for something special, like a cake or typical Russian articles, like caviar. But even to simply take a leisurely walk through the shop is well worth it.

Another insider tip is to buy some ice-cream in GUM. In my opinion one of the most tasty ones in Moscow and with 50 Rubles an absolute bargain!


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