Tunnelbana (Metro), Stockholm

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    Guided art tours of the metro

    by brazwhazz Written Dec 11, 2011
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    The Stockholm underground train system is known for its artwork. While it can be fun to explore the stations on your own (especially on a cold and/or rainy day), during the summer months you can also join a free guided art tour of 4-5 stations.

    Our tour took us on the red line, to Östermalmstorg, Stadion, Universitetet and Tekniska högskolan. The tour guide brought to our attention many details we would not have noticed if we had been visiting the stations on our own. It was an original way of learning more about the city.

    For more information, go to the SL information centre on Sergels torg (inside T-Centralen station). This is also the starting point for the guided art tours.

    P. S. The tour in itself is free, but you still need to have a valid ticket to take the metro!

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    you might get a glimts..

    by Visit_Stuvsta-Sweden Written Jan 4, 2005

    not too often, perhaps a couple of times a week, the bigger stations gets painted by graffitivandals, and it stays up for a couple of days before they wash it off. The swedish style of graffiti is kind of corky, some say it has a comical touch, some say it's just fresh and clean! All along the lines you can find high quality graffiti, just pick a train and do some sight-seeing urban style.

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    In order to see something else...

    by Maline Updated Jun 16, 2003

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    In order to see something else than the inner city and obvious attractions, take the subway into the suburbs and see another face of Stockholm.

    Try the blue line, direction 'Hjulsta'. Along this line there are several places to visit.
    Rissne, Rinkeby and Tensta are all conglomerations of houses mostly built in the seventies when housing was scarce.
    In Sweden the extensive house-constructions that took place inte the late sixties and eary seventies were called 'The million programme', since the goal was to build one million new homes in ten years.
    Naturally, with such a tempo, often aestetics and architecture had to stand back.
    But then again, if we today think some buildings are ugly, then they were a reflection of the future, clean, straightm abd practical. Judge for yourself.

    I once did a study of the neighbourhood of Tensta, which has a different landscape solution than most neighbourhoods. Here the planners tried to keep pedestrians and vehicles separated from each other by keeping them on different levels.
    Traffic in Tensta centre therefore, is lowered, with streets runnig under ground level, yet in open air.

    I kind of like that idea!

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    Don't hesitate do take the...

    by Tomtom-Paris Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Don't hesitate do take the subway (Tunelbana in Stockholm) because each station is decorate by an artist.

    If you love those stations, you can ask the SL Center(the subway company) for a guided tour.

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    Metro stations

    by martin_nl Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    What most people don't look at are the metro stations. But a lot of them are very arty!! Take this pic for example, great isn't it?

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    I'd like to suggest you to...

    by mulivieri Written Aug 24, 2002

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    I'd like to suggest you to visit the underground (Tunnelbana), because you can see one of the most long art exhibit. Each station is an opera. You can see in the photo below an example

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