KUNGSTRÄDGÅRDEN

2. The Palace Makalös

Make sure to have your back against the exit to Gallerian. Then, walk along the left platform towards the exit to Arsenalsgatan.

Along the station’s walls, there are about 50 castings of mascaron ornaments from the incomparably costly palace Makalös. Mascaron ornaments are best described as stylized faces grinning in relief. They’re usually lion heads or goat heads, or bearded male heads.

On multiple locations, you can also find statues of male and female torsos. These statues are also castings of the art from the palace Makalös.

The Palace Makalös

Makalös was built in Kungsträdgården in 1635 and was located on what is now Karl XII:s square. Sadly, the palace burned down in 1825.

Places: Kungsträdgården

1.

The Guards

2.

The Palace Makalös

3.

A Unique Eco System

4.

A Fossil of Our Time

5.

An Archeological Excavation Site

6.

Lessertia Dentichelis

7.

Radioactivity

8.

Photo Location

9.

Oil Spills

10.

The Elm Conflict

11.

Photo Location

An Art Guide with a Line Map - Stockholm’s metro

Stockholm’s metro is definitely colorful. It’s the home of what is known as the longest art exhibition in the world – 110 kilometers of art! Approximately 90 of the 100 metro stations offer unique works of art.

Stockholm Art Walk is a free guide that you can use to visit five different stations in your own time. For your assistance, you’ll receive instructions, maps and pictures. The app also contains a map of Stockholm’s metro connections.

Come along on a guided metro-adventure through Stockholm’s underground. Download the app and come aboard!

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