Inside the “Squid Game” room in a Spanish hotel | Pictures
A quaint hotel in Spain went viral after millions of viewers who watched Squid Game noted a chilling similarity between the two.
If you are one of the millions of people who have watched Squid Game over the past month, you undoubtedly have this brightly colored maze of stairs etched in your brain forever.
The South Korean dystopian drama is the most popular show of all time on Netflix, reaching over 111 million viewers.
And as many begin to adopt and play non-lethal versions of the games featured on Squid game, others turn their attention to the incredible settings.
Enter La Muralla Roja, a housing estate designed by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, on the cliffs of Spain’s east coast.
The estate, which is home to dozens of permanent residents and offers a number of apartments available on Booking.com, was built in the 1960s and 1970s in the Calpe region, five hours east of Madrid.
La Muralla Roja stands on the Spanish coast atop a cliff, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Via Booking.com, travelers concerned about their own taste Squid game can book an apartment for as low as $ 395 A per night.
In English, La Muralla Roja means “the red wall” and it is easy to see the comparisons between it and Squid game.
La Muralla Roja and the center Squid game together, where players are forced to cross before playing their next game, the two feature a maze of stairs.
Both are brightly colored and almost seem like an optical illusion, with twists, turns, and doors littered through the maze.
La Muralla Roja looks like a fortress, similar to Squid game, and its luminous walls protect the courtyards of the estate.
Architectural photographer Sebastian Weiss traveled to Spain in 2019 to photograph the iconic estate.
“I think the remarkable aspects are the enormous geometric reduction, the radical simplicity and the visual severity of the building, given the increasing mass tourism on the Spanish coast at that time – it was completed in 1973,” said M Weiss.
“It represents a sort of fortress, which is cut off from the public and in which the interior courtyards and alleys resemble the confusing arrangements of the old souks of North Africa.”
Bofill, who is famous for his use of bright colors on his architectural projects, contrasted pinks and reds with blue sections in La Muralla Roja.
Mr Weiss said the estate felt like moving into “the setting of a” movie production “and was often used for photo ops.
“It was difficult not to disturb the residents of the building,” he said.
âAlmost every day there are photo ops, mostly fashion shoots with several people, so locals are annoyed by these events. Voices echo a lot in the inner courtyard, as well as every camera trigger mechanism, every step and every word can be heard easily.
The apartment on Booking.com has a sea view and a terrace to enjoy Mediterranean sunsets.
The nearest airport is Alicante Airport, 65 km from the apartment, and it has a rating of 9.8 on the website.