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T-Centralen subway station in Stockholm. The blue line platform. A cave painted in blue and white. People ride down an escalator to the platform.

Photo: Visit Stockholm

Categories: Tourist attractions

Art in the Subway: Explore 14 beautiful stations

Publish date: 10 December 2021

The Stockholm subway system is said to be the world's longest art exhibit - 110 kilometers long. Traveling by subway is like traveling through an exciting story that extends from the artistic pioneers of the 1950s to the art experiments of today.

Stockholm’s subway system is truly one of a kind. One hundred stations, each with unique art on its platform, walls or waiting hall. Since 1957 artists have played a key role when new stations have been built. And over time the metro’s older stations – planned and built without any art – have been spruced up with beautiful statues, murals, and installations.

So spending a day in Stockholm’s metro is basically like visiting the world’s longest art exhibition. Here’s just a small sample of the beauty waiting to be discovered below ground.