Did you know that Stockholm’s largest public art gallery can be found underground? The 110 km long metro system of the capital city consists of 100 stations of which more than 90 contain some kind of art installations – all arranged by national and international artists. Apart from stations featuring sculptures and artworks, the most beautiful stations are the so called grotto stations, where the irregular structure of the subterranean stone has been decorated by the artist.

If you want to discover the metro, which is called tunnelbanan in Swedish, I recommend to start at the station Kungsträdgården and take the blue line heading to the central station. You can also take part in free metro art walks organized by the local traffic organization.

In this series of posts I want to show you my favorite stations of Stockholms tunnelbana. Last time we stopped at Rådhuset and today we follow the blue line to the central station.

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Stockholm’s central station located between the Stadshuset and Sergels torg is the heart of the city’s public transportation. Seven metro lines, commuter and far distance trains cross at the the central station. T-Centralen is the part of the station where the metro is located and that is frequented by more than 160.000 passengers every day.

The part of the blue line is again a grotto station featuring blue and white decorations by the Finnish artist Per Olov Ultvedt. The part of the red and green line displays coloured tiles arranged by the Danish architect Egon Möller-Nielsen.

Read more about “the world’s longest art gallery” in this Guardian article.

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