You may not be able to immediately see them, sometimes they are treasures, hidden underground. Discover the most beautiful subway stations in Europe, the proof that public transport and art can go hand in hand.
Bockenheimer Warte station
Frankfurt - Germany
Planning began in the 1950s to replace the overburdened streetcars with a more robust public transit system. The political parties put forward plans for a full U-Bahn, a streetcar system with an underground section downtown, and an elevated railway. Eventually politics, in the form of the 1964 municipal election, resolved the issue in favor of the U-Bahn project that began as a light rail/Stadtbahn network using tunnels in Frankfurt's city core, but which in the future would be transformed into a fully rapid transit U-Bahn network. (©CC).
Naples - Italy
The Art Stations of Naples Metro are some stops of Naples Metro, in which special attention was paid to making the environment beautiful, comfortable and functional.
With the construction and expansion of numerous metro lines the municipality of Naples developed the project Stations of Art.
The Art Stations, distributed along the lines 1 and 6 of the Metro network, include more than 180 pieces of art created by 90 international authors and by some young local architects, allowing them to combine different architectural styles.
Stockholm - Sweden
Stadion metro station is on the red line of the Stockholm metro, located near the Stockholms Stadion in the district of Östermalm, Stockholm, Sweden. The station was opened in 1973. (©CC ).
Arts et Métiers station
Paris - France
Arts et Métiers, literally Arts and Crafts is a station of the Paris Métro, serving Line 3 and Line 11. It takes its name from the Musée des Arts et Métiers, which is served by the station. It opened on 19 October 1904 as part of the first section of line 3 opened between Père Lachaise and Villiers.
To mark the bicentenary of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in 1994, the station was redesigned by Belgian comics artist François Schuiten in a steampunk style reminiscent of the science fiction works of Jules Verne. (©CC).
Plac Wilsona station
Warsaw - Poland
Metro Plac Wilsona (Wilson Square) is as a station on Line 1 of the Warsaw Metro and was opened in 2005. It is located below Plac Wilsona in the Żoliborz district in northern Warsaw. On 7 April 2008 during the Metrorail convention it won a Metro award for the best recently constructed station. (©CC).
Prague - Czech Republic
Staroměstská is a Prague Metro station on Line A, completed in 1978. The station is located under Kaprova street in the Old Town (its name means 'Old Town' [station]).
There is currently one entrance through an escalator tunnel from the corner of Kaprova and Valentinská streets (with the Old Jewish Cemetery, Municipal Library and Rudolfinum within one or two minutes walk). There were also plans to build a second escalator tunnel with an entrance from the northeast corner of the Old Town Square which would use and show to the public a preserved cellar of a medieval house (like the ruins of a medieval bridge at Můstek station), but this has been postponed indefinitely due to financial constraints.
Berlin - Germany
T-Centralen (T being an abbreviation for "tunnelbana", the Swedish word for "underground" or "subway") is a metro station that forms the heart of the Stockholm metro system, in the sense that it is the only station where all three of the system's lines meet. That, its central location, and its connections with other modes of transport make it the most used metro station in Stockholm. The station is located in the Norrmalm borough of Stockholm, between Sergels torg (Sergel's Square) and the street of Vasagatan.
Lisbon - Portugal
Olaias is a station on the Red Line of the Lisbon Metro. The station is located on Rua de Olivença southeast of Avenida Engenheiro Arantes e Oliveira. The architectural design is by Tomás Taveira and the installation art was created by Pedro Cabrita Reis, Graça Pereira Coutinho, Pedro Calapez and Rui Sanchez. (©CC).
Stockholm - Sweden
Solna centrum is a metro station and shopping mall in Solna Municipality, approximately 5 km from central Stockholm, Sweden. It is close to the Råsunda Stadium and opened on 31 August 1975. In Solna centrum there are around 120 stores and restaurants, 40 offices and 214 apartments. (©CC).
Munich - Germany
Westfriedhof is an U-Bahn station in Munich on the U1 line of the Munich U-Bahn system, it opened on 24 May 1998, the extension onwards to Georg-Brauchle-Ring was completed in 2003. 11 large lamps measuring 3.80 metres in diameter were installed in 2001 and bathe the station in blue, red and yellow light.
Heidelberger Platz station
Berlin - Germany
Berlin Heidelberger Platz is a station in the Wilmersdorf district of Berlin. It is served by S-Bahn lines S41, S42 and S46 and U-Bahn line U3.
The station on the Berlin Ringbahn was opened with the name "Schmargendorf" on December 15, 1883. In 1980 the S-Bahn service was discontinued and the former entrance hall eventually became a nightclub. On December 17, 1993 the S-Bahn station was reopened, now directly connected to the adjacent U-Bahn station and therefore renamed Heidelberger Platz.