Explore the surprising and beautiful underground Metro stations featuring permanent art exhibitions by some 150 artists. Amazing sculptures, mosaics, paintings and other installations from the 1950s to the 2000s. For the price of a Metro ticket, you can discover what is often described as the world’s largest art museum.

“The T-Centralen station — the city’s central subway station — which was designed by Per Olof Ultvedt in 1975, is perhaps the most iconic of them all, and it features massive blue-and-white paintings on its cave-like ceilings. With its bright red walls and ceiling, the Solna Centrum station looks otherworldly. The Kungsträdgården subway station has been designed to look like an archaeological dig, and it features the remains of Stockholm’s old Makalös palace. And the Östermalmstorg stations features art by Siri Derkert that focuses on themes that include the environment and women’s rights.” – Source

Psst: This post is part of a special series about my recent trip to Stockholm! Click here to read more. For more tips on places to visit in Sweden’s capital city, see my travel guide here.

Photos: vargkloSteFou!Jon Åslund and rieo via Inhabitat

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