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Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

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Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

Unofficially known as the „world’s longest art gallery“, the metro station has some exciting paintings. First underground painting was painted in 1970s. The colorful rugged surface of the walls and ceiling gives a surreal impression of flaming space.

90 of 100 stations exhibit paintings of almost 150 artists. The initial goal was to bring art to public by using the public space. The idea worked out very well and today this might be the most popular metro station in the world. And the most exciting, making metro attractive and cozy.

Why to go there?: Metro is the easiest way to get around Stockholm, plus you get to see the art and how a casual public space can be turned into something so captivating.
When to go there?: Anytime.
How to get there?: Easy access from Stockholm.

Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

Stockholm Metro Station – the Longest Gallery in the World Found in Sweden

Photos: Alexander Dragunov

Source: Places to See In Your Lifetime
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