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GUM. Main Department Store (Moscow, Russia)

Taking up the entire East side of Red Square, and looking more like a palace than a shopping centre, the GUM building offers designer shopping like few before will have experienced.

Taking up the entire East side of Red Square, and looking more like a palace than a shopping centre, the GUM building offers designer shopping like few before will have experienced. Built at the turn of the 19th Century the complex boasts an elegantly-decorated interior, comprising of three parallel arcades, centred around a fountain and roofed by a splendid glass ceiling – magnificent! Whole afternoons can easily be wasted browsing through flagship stores of the likes of Christian Dior, Hugo Boss and Puma. And with Bosco Bar and Cafe onsite you don’t have to go far for a decent drink either!

Prior to the 1920s the place was known as the Upper Trading Rows.

Main Department Store or GUM is a common name for the main department store in many cities of the Soviet Union and some post-Soviet states.

But GUM – not just shop, where you can buy almost everything. This is a shopping district, where there is a pharmacy and the bank branch and flower shop … This is an architectural monument. This is a comfortable recreation area with restaurants and cafes. This art gallery and venue for cultural events. This is an integral part of Russian history and must see to the guests.

By the summer of 2007 completed the fabled fountain in the center humanely. This is – a great event because the fountain – the legendary structure, etched in the chronicles the twentieth century, official and private photo Muscovites and visitors to the capital. The fountain is an almost architectural peers upper ranks of Trade and represents a unique architectural design. Today the fountain in the center GUMa – a favorite meeting place for Muscovites and the guests.

written by grad

2 comments

  1. herbert-4

    herbert-4

    This very grand!! Thank you.

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  2. stouf

    stouf

    Excellent, as usual with grad !

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