Most metro stations in Stockholm have some kind of art or decorations by well-known Swedish artists. Here are some of my favourite stations in the Tunnelbana network.
Kungsträdgården, which is the end station of the blue line, is often mentioned in guidebooks of Stockholm and it’s quite remarkable with sculptures and mosaic tiles on the floor. Kungsträdgården is also the deepest metro station in Stockholm. I like this place because it looks the same all year round, so independent of gloomy weather and rainy skies getting off the tunnelbana at this station makes me happy to be in Stockholm.
Another favourite is Thorildsplan, a station that has looked quite boring for many years until new tile art by Lars Arrhenius was put up on the concrete walls in 2008. The tiles form pixelated patterns in different colours and shapes that makes me think of the arcade games of the 80s.
Many of the stations on the blue line are fantastic. The majority of them are deep underground stations with bare rock walls and ceiling, almost like a big cave. When entering Solna Station you meet a green landscape painted directly on the rock walls with a red sky that covers the entire station and gives an impressive sense of walking into another world.
Other stations to see are Stadion, Tekniska Högskolan and Näckrosen to mention just a few.
Stockholm’s tunnelbana | Art & culture
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