The capital of Sweden, Stockholm, is one of the few cities with really beautiful metro stations. It is a stereotype that metro stations are closely tied to dirt, stink, or the homeless. But certainly not in Stockholm. As early as the 1950s, the stations began to take on an artistic look, thanks to Stockholm artists. Even today, the Swedish metro art is one of the top attractions that every tourist must see.
This is a list of the 8 most beautiful metro stations that are worth visiting.
1. T-Central station, Stockholm
The heart of the Stockholm Metro is the T-Central Metro Station, which is one of the first stations in an exceptional form. The most beautiful part is a platform with blue colored ornaments, which can be found on the blue line. At this station, each platform is decorated differently. Who would say that the metro station can be such a great attraction for tourists.
2. Rådhuset station, Stockholm
The distinctly red-brown metro station named Rådhuset will attract you mainly with its color. Its appearance is reminiscent of a real cave. In your opinion, does Rådhuset remind the authors of the intention?
3. Stadion station, Stockholm
This station will please all instagramers looking for such color spots for charming photos. A truly beautiful station is Stadion Station. The blue color of this station is meant to symbolize the fact that even when you are underground, the blue sky is just above you.
4. Akalla station, Stockholm
To change only the single color Akalla station is located on the blue line. The yellow color of this station is meant to symbolize positivism and everyday joy. How do you feel when looking at this work of art?
5. Solna Centrum station, Stockholm
Does this station look like a gateway to hell? Originally, the walls of Solna Centum were to be only green-red, but later there were also paintings with a political context that also reminded the fact of the low population in the Swedish countryside.
6. Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm
Tekniska Högskolan Station was established only 150 years after the founding of the technical school there, in order to facilitate transport for students and teachers. At this station today you will find various elements related to science and technology, such as Copernicus heliocentrism, Newton’s 3 laws of motion, or da Vinci’s attempt at a flying machine. But what you have to see at this station are color escalators, because in what other city can you find anything like that?
7. Tensta Station, Stockholm
Tensta Station is a tangle of colorful decorations of various animals and natural phenomena. As early as the 1970s, Stockholm became home to various ethnic groups. They used to be out of the city center and Tensta was one of those neighborhoods. The station boasts a colorful and varied decoration just to support the diversity of people.
8. Kungsträdgården-station, Stockholm
Kungsträdgården Station is the final stop of the blue line. The name derives from the historical royal gardens located above the station. The dominant colors here are white, red and green. This choice is certainly not random, they are the colors of the old royal gardens. Everything on this station symbolizes the historical events above the station. Even the statues you find there are exact replicas of those in Makalös Palace. In addition, the green symbolizes the exceptional flora in Kungsträdgården. Once a new fungus with very unusual DNA was found on the station wall.
The Stockholm metro art really adds to the city’s attractiveness and uniqueness. However, what you should visit in addition to the Stockholm stations in the capital of Sweden can be found in the article Stockholm-What to visit in a city called Venice of the North.