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Stockholm station art


Stockholm's metro art is the world’s longest art exhibit. Almost 90 of 100 stations have been decorated with unique art on the platforms or waiting hall. The idea was to make art more accessible to people.   


 

How to get around?

The best way to see the stations and to take a picture is by buying the ticket for 75 minutes, which will cost around 44 SEK (4,20 euro). With this ticket, you can get unlimited travel on all public transport and be able to switch lines, which will enable you to visit all the stations on your list. You can choose between tickets for 75 minutes, 24 hours or 72 hours.


When is the best time for a self-guided tour?

The best time to visit stations is either early in the morning (6 or 7 am) or around 12 pm. 


T- Centralen (blue line)


The station opened in 1957 and it was the first station to feature artwork. The station was designed by local artist Per Olof Ultvedt. The blue line’s platform is colored entirely in shades of blue and decorated with flowers and leaves. The station is one of the busiest and with its blue color is giving the visitor the calming effect and the opportunity to clear their mind. 


Solna Centrum (blue line)




Solna Centrum is painted in a combination of red, representing the evening sun and green, being the forest. The idea was to only have the green and red combination, but later they decide to add images that represent political issues such as deforestation, urbanization, and environmental issues. 



 


Stadion


 

Situated near the Stockholm Olympics Stadion, the Stadion station is one of the first Stockholm’s cave station. It was built in 1973 and is decorated with a colorful rainbow and shades of blue, that remind the visitors about the sky above. Close by is Östermalms IP, where yearly the Stockholm Pride festival is happening.

If you have some extra time I would recommend to also visit Citybanan – Odenplan (green line), where you can find the ̋Life line ̋, made from 400 meters of LED lights. At first glance, the Mörby center might not look as impressive as other stations, but what is special about this one is an optical illusion that the artist has used. The walls change color, depending on where you stand. In the end add to your list the Odenplan station, where you can find the Stockholm public library.