Fascinating Underground Metro Art In Sweden

Fascinating Underground Metro Art In Sweden

The Stockholm subway is often referred to as the world’s longest exhibition, with 110 km of paintings, art installations, wall frescos, sculptures and other art forms along its hallways.

When you pay metro fare in Sweden’s capital, you’re not only able to travel between one of its 100 stations, but also access one of the most fascinating public art galleries in the world. Since 47 of the metro stops are located underground and artificial light can often create a grim or sterile atmosphere, decorating the walls was one of the ways to make the stations look a bit more cheerful. The passengers’ reactions were positive and the story of turning the Stockholm metro into a free gallery began. Today nearly 90% percent of all stations are currently holding an exhibition with works of around 150 artists, with styles from classical to modern pop art.

Tourists visiting Stockholm will be happy to know that a metro ticket also gets them a guided tour of four of five stations, so if you ever find yourself riding on the T-bana (as the locals call it), don’t miss a chance to enjoy your free tour!

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4 Comments

  1. Ole
    January 16, 2013 @ 3:02 am

    Sweden rules!

  2. Yasa
    January 16, 2013 @ 3:02 am

    One of those pictures looks like hell?!

    • Stepan
      February 6, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

      Yeah, I didn’t stick around for too long but it was still prtety fun!I hope you’re ready for Oktoberfest! Do you feel like making a cameo appearance in my Munich video?? I’ll send you a message. ?

  3. Mike
    January 16, 2013 @ 3:03 am

    Love it!

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