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. Some themes are dramatic and vibrant, some are subtle, some depict a message, some are just fun! A quick internet search will provide many articles describing the history behind each station.

Stockholm Subway Art: Blue Line

Kungsträdgårdens T-bana

T-Centralen T-bana

Rådhuset T-bana

Fridhemsplan T-bana

Stadshagen T-bana

Västra Skogen T-bana

Huvudsta T-bana

Solna Strand T-bana

Sundbybergs Centrum T-bana

Duvbo T-bana

Rissne T-bana

Rinkeby T-bana

Tensta T-bana

Solna Centrum T-bana

Näckrosen T-bana

Hallonbergen T-bana

Husby T-bana

Akalla T-bana

Stockholm Subway Art: Red Line

Östermalmstorg T-bana

Ropsten T-bana

Stadion T-bana

Tekniska Högskolan T-bana

Universitetet T-bana

Bergshamra T-bana

Mörby T-bana

Hornstull T-bana

Midsommarkransen T-bana

Skärholmen T-bana

Varberg T-bana

Masmo T-bana

Alby T-bana

Stockholm Subway Art: Green Line

Hötorget T-bana

Odenplan T-bana

 

 

 

Out of Office Travel Blog: Stockholm’s Subway (T-Bana) is often referred to as the world’s longest art exhibit; it is well worth exploring

 

10 comments on “Stockholm Subway Art
  1. Megan Indoe says:

    What? I had no idea Stockholm’s subway system had art in it. How cool is that. I would love to just wander the subway for a day and check it all out. Pretty cool it dates back to the 50s!

  2. laurenza88 says:

    How cool! In Oahu, Hawaii they have a couple to streets that they dedicate to street art. its such a great idea!

  3. vishalgmr1971 says:

    Oh wow. Subway art is unique in my opinion. I have never thought that there would be art on a Subway. This makes me visit Stockholm sooner than later.

  4. Omg, I visited Stockholm but didn’t take the subway while I was there! I’m so disappointed. I had no idea they were so famous for it. To have the world’s longest art exhibit is quite an achievement.

  5. I’ve heard so many great things about Stockholm but I had no idea art is one of them. I really love street arts so this list will be great if I ever find my way to Stockholm.

  6. While I was in Stockholm, I stayed just out of the city center at the Solna stop along the Blue line. I loved seeing the subway art! It’s definitely worth time to explore the art below ground. Try and see it after the morning rush and before the evening rush to have more time in the tunnels with fewer people.

  7. mappingmegan says:

    I had no idea that Stockholm had such a vibrant underground arts scene … will be sure to head tot he subway when we go!

  8. loisaltermark says:

    We haven’t been to Stockholm in more than 10 years and I had no idea the subway was one big art exhibit! I am definitely going to have to go back to see this in person now!

  9. Julie says:

    I love the Stockholm T-Bana for the art, too! It is so nice to pop into a new stop just to see a new piece of art at the same time. Other cities have tried to replicate this, but I think Stockholm’s is one of the most successful!

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