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At GUM--essentially a department store--peruse the aisles for souvenirs such as Russian dolls and handpainted boxes. The building is a typical example of Socialist Realism and serves as a 20th-century architectural landmark. The department store was built in 1951. It offers clothes, shoes, toys, cosmetics, souvenirs, household appliances, and more. Look for Soviet-style radios or digital Elektronika watches--a must for collectors of kitsch. Use our Minsk trip planner to visit GUM on your trip to Minsk, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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4.1
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  • You know, when you're in Europe, every time i've been with my wife, the kids are growing up fast. What I want to say, like us, come here better. The quality is not worse, i don't talk about prices, and so clearly. Sellers with Good Eyes, for those who understand. In general, it should be. Good luck to all of you.
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  • I was a little disappointed with this store, so I expected it to be kind of like a Moscow GUM. Brands there (except for the white). But I did not like souvenirs there and generally live in the 21st century, and it feels like a gum from the past.
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  • Five star as a tourist experience; shopping is probably a 2 ⭐. It is a real step back to the old days with lots of merchandise behind counters and unsmiling help. Still great to look around, with lots of souvenirs in a couple of spots and lady that sells bulk nuts and other delicacies from what looks like a ticket booth. The inside looks like it did years ago, with wide sweeping stairs to the upper floors and early 20th century decorations; worth a visit.
  • Old style but can find some useful things to buy
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