Stockholm’s Subway (Tunnelbana, T-Bana) is often referred to as the world’s longest art exhibit. The project was initiated in the late 1950’s with the goal of bringing art to the community. 90 of Stockholm’s 100 stations are adorned with tiles, mosaics, paintings and sculptures from 150 artists. Stockholm’s Subway Art themes are dramatic and vibrant or subtle, some depict a message, some are just fun! A quick internet search will provide many articles describing the history behind each station.
Art walks offers free guided tours of Stockholm’s Subway Art throughout the year for the cost of the metro ticket. The tour guide will discuss Sweden’s public art tradition and will provide stories about the artists themselves. The T-bana system is very easy to navigate if you prefer to DIY with a subway map. I added stops into my sightseeing schedule and was able to see most of the stations. The Blue and Red Lines have a lot of art and are worth the ride. There is a lot to see, expect to spend some time at each station.
Please reference my google map to plan your adventure. Red, blue and green points of interest are T-bana stations with images of what you will find. Black points of interest are attractions. You can also check out my 72 Hours in Stockholm itinerary. Happy exploring!
Stockholm Subway Art: Blue Line
Västra Skogen T-bana
Solna Strand T-bana
Sundbybergs Centrum T-bana
Solna Centrum T-bana
Stockholm Subway Art: Red Line
Tekniska Högskolan T-bana
Stockholm Subway Art: Green Line
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