Stockholm’s largest art gallery is underground. You heard me right. You can access this art gallery by just taking the subway and stopping at different stops. Of course, Stockholm’s subway system is too large for you to stop at every single stop. And time is always of the essence. Save your time because the best way to see the art is to follow this DIY subway tour, which includes three of the best stops. All you need is this post and a subway ticket and you are ready to go.
All three of the subway stops are right next to each other on the blue line so it’s a breeze to do this as a DIY tour.
Kungsträdgarden is a stunningly dramatic installation with vibrant colored abstract designs covering the cave. This was painted by Ulrik Samuelson in 1977.
Artist Per Olof Ultvedt used his talents to paint the caves of T-Centralen. This artwork is a tribute to the welders, carpenters, miners, etc who worked on the station. The painting of their silhouettes honors their service. The baby blue is beautiful and in stark contrast against the white paint
Hands down my favorite stop. The rusty red is incredibly vibrant and bold. This station was designed by Sigvard Olson and the powerful red rocks juxtaposed against the modern escalators, proves for some beautiful photos. We thoroughly enjoyed walking around this stop.
Have more time on your hands? Here are other subway stops worth a visit to enjoy the eclectic and stunning artwork
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