There had been no time on match night to go in the shop at the Stadium, but several of our group were keen to get a souvenir of our visit so we went back the following afternoon to see what was available. My own wish was for one of the specially-made scarves with both the Metalist and Newcastle colours, but unfortunately these had all been sold. With that exception though, the shop had a good selection of all the things you would expect – replica kit, t-shirts, hats, scarves, etc., plus small items such as key-rings and badges. It is light and modern, with the goods nicely displayed.
What to buy: We decided not to get anything here but Pete bought an FC Metalist scarf and I think the others got some little bits and pieces. I didn’t note the prices in the shop, except that unlike most things here they didn’t seem particularly cheap by UK standards. Looking online, a scarf like Pete’s would cost 60 UAH, which is about £7 and about the same as is charged for a Newcastle scarf.
Next tip: the café at the stadium
Barbashoya is the biggest out door marked in Europa and maybe in the world. It is just huge!! You can get lost here. So many peoples trying to sell you differendt stuff. Peoples from Ukraina, from Vietnam, yes peoples from everywhere. Here you can buy whatever you want, food , clothes, jewelery, you name it and you will find it at Barbashoya. But off course most off the goods here are just fake...I enjoyed just walking around and watch the peoples working here. But my friends bougth all their clothes here, at VERY fair prices.
What to pay: At Barbashoya you can buy almost everything to fair prices. I bougth a nice pair off skin gloves made in Romania, and I payed 40 grynas. My friends bougth leather jackets at 400 grynas...
As with all markets there isn't just the main market hall but also lots of stalls and little shops surrounding it.