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Stockholm offers a different kind of gallery

Stockholm offers a different kind of gallery
30 Oct 2014

Art lovers should think about heading over to Stockholm for a trip as the city’s love of art is visible everywhere you go, especially in its Metro stations.

The Metro art has become something of a tourist hotspot in itself, with more than 90 of the 100 stations in the city featuring various pieces of art created by 150 different artists, which is pretty impressive given that you get to experience such an array of work for the price of a metro ticket.

The pieces of art vary in form and include mosaics, paintings, art installations, sculptures, reliefs and inscriptions dating from the 1950s right through to the present day. Many of the stations have painted their roofs in eye-popping bright colours, while others have actually carved some impressive statues into their walls, with most metro stations having their own specific theme.

The Solna Centrum station on the blue line is definitely worth a visit thanks to its bright red ceiling, which offers a rather eerie feel to the station. From some aspects it looks rather hellish, but impressive all the same. The walls of the station are also covered in art and feature a forest that is a whole kilometre long.

The Kungsträdgården subway station has taken on an archaeological theme and uses the remains of the old Stockholm Makalös palace and will certainly make your journey much more fun and interesting.

At Östermalmstorg, you can see an array of art created by Siri Derkert which highlights a number of issues, including women’s rights, world peace and the green movement.

For those who are worried that they may become lost while trying to make their way around the impressive metro stations, there are guided tours which you can take which offer you some fantastic information about the stations and the art that inhabits them.ADNFCR-408-ID-801757584-ADNFCR

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