Top 10 metro stations in Stockholm – PHOTOS
The Stockholm metro system is sometimes called as the ”longest art gallery in the world”. Opened in 1950, the system currently has 100 stations, out of which 90 are decorated with sculptures, paintings, cave-like rocky ceilings with vibrant colours and installations from more than 150 artists.
It can be confusing and time-consuming to try and find the most beautiful ones, so here are the top 10 metro stations that you should not miss when in Stockholm.
This subway station connects several lines. The spectacular platforms are the ones on the blue line, which was opened in 1975.
Located on the red line, this station was opened in 1973. The rainbow colours against the blue marbled rock walls here are supposed to represent the five rings of the Olympic movement.
Opened in 1973, this station was inspired by the nearby Royal Institute of Technology. The decorations featured in the station represent the four classical elements – fire, air, water and earth – as well as the universe and technological advances.
The inspiration for the decorations here was represented by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The station was opened in 1985.
Opened in 1985, Duvbo was the 98th station of the city. The station was imagined by the artist as one big exploration site, stating that once you start digging, you never know what you are going to find.
Björk and Åberg (1975) used this station as a political statement for the environmental movement. The walls feature a spruce forest that runs for almost 1,000 metres underneath a blood-red sky, carrying messages against the rural depopulation and environmental changes.
This subway station opened in 1985. A tribute to craftsmanship, one of the most impressive decorations here is the structure of a boat on the roof of the passage that connects the platforms.
An occre underground grotto, this stations was opened in 1975 in the island of Kungsholmen, first inhabited by Franciscan monks back in the 1450s.
This station was decorated in 1977 in a fashion that depicts the rich history of this Stockholm suburb and the former 17th-century Makalos palace. The Makalos palace was built on the same site for one of Sweden’s most famous families, but an 1825 fire destroyed it.
This station is filled with drawings depicting various scenes that include Arctic fauna and was opened in 1975.