GUM, the Great
GUM Department Store1
Why locals love it
Located on the busy Nezavisimosti Avenue, the State Department Store (GUM) is not only a place where city dwellers can stock up on different necessities and wipe off the shelves during a discount day, but also where they can enjoy the remains of the Soviet era exuberant decorations.
Why you should visit it
Visitors will be interested to see the splendid central staircase and decorations reflecting the symbols and ideals of the Soviet era. Moreover, GUM is a great place to do some shopping for local products like clothes, cosmetics, food or even carpets.
There is a souvenir shop on the 1st floor.