‘World’s Longest Art Exhibit’: a Visual Guide To Stockholm’s Subway Stations
THE STOCKHOLLM SUBWAY SYSTEM has been called the ‘world’s longest art exhibit’ with over 90 of the city’s 100 subway stations decorated with installations from over 150 artists. I did some research and learned that during the summer months there are free guided art walks of the subway system. I didn’t end up taking these, but they could be a great option for anyone who is interested in having a commentary on the art inside the stations. Instead, I listed 5 of the most interesting-looking stations, and planned a route that would take me to them all within the limits of one subway ticket (which costs 36 SEK – around USD$4.50 – and is valid for 75 minutes of subway travel).
Here’s my route for a self-guided tour of Stockholm’s collection of artistic subway stations.