Art in the Stockholm Subway

Thetraveljunkie.org – “Where are you going on holiday this season?” You’ve probably heard this question about a hundred times already. We don’t really plan our holiday out in advance as we prefer to be spontaneous, but if you’re after a special and magical trip, Stockholm will not disappoint. And, the Stockholm subway system is said to be the world’s longest art exhibit – 110 kilometers long. Travelling by subway is like traveling through an exciting story that extends from the artistic pioneers of the 1950s to the art experiments of today.

Over 90 of the 100 subway stations in Stockholm have been decorated with sculptures, mosaics, paintings, installations, engravings and reliefs by over 150 artists. The Kungsträdgården subway station looks like an archaeological excavation, with the remains of the old Stockholm Makalös palace. At Östermalmstorg the artist Siri Derkert highlights women’s rights and peace and environmental issues.

We spent a day exploring the subway stations below and would recommend them for a day out in Stockholm:

Blue line:
01). Kungsträdgården
02). T-centralen
03). Rådhuset
04). Solna Centrum
05). Tensta

Green line:
07). Hötorget
08). Thorildsplan
09). Bagarmossen

Red line:
10). Tekniska Högskolan
11). Stadion

Ready to begin your own journey?

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