At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Spoilers will be present within the article.
Castelobruxo castle is an imposing square edifice of golden rock, often compared to a temple. The school is bewitched to appear as a ruin to Muggles, and both building and grounds are protected by Caipora.
Castelobruxo is implied to be at least as old as Hogwarts — that is, over a thousand years. This is due to the fact that both castles have been enchanted since their beginnings so they appear as a ruin to Muggles, and it is debated which school first came up with the idea.
During Armando Dippet's tenure as Hogwarts Headmaster, he was visited by Benedita Dourado, then-Headmistess of Castelobruxo. When Dippet complained about the antics of Peeves the Poltergeist, Dourado offered to send him some Caipora to show him "what trouble really is" (the offer was not accepted).
Bill Weasley once had a pen-pal who attended this school. He wanted Bill to participate in a student exchange programme, but the Weasley family was unable to afford the trip. Offended, he sent Bill a cursed hat which made his ears shrivel up.
During the 1986–1987 school year, ancient ruins were discovered beneath the school. Patricia Rakepick travelled to the school to investigate these ruins, where she was found by Albus Dumbledore who invited her to work at Hogwarts the next year.
- Alanza Alves (possibly graduated)
- João Coelho (graduated)
- Libatius Borage (graduated)
- William Weasley's Brazilian pen-friend (possibly graduated)
Students at Castelobruxo wear bright green robes outlined by yellow line patterns, with red ring patterns on both of the upper sleeves, and yellow and blue triangular patterns in a stripe halfway up the hem with two tassels of the same colours attached to it.
- Herbology: Herbology is one of the subjects taught at Castelobruxo as Castelobruxo students are especially advanced in Herbology.
- Magizoology: Magizoology is another subject taught at Castelobruxo as Castelobruxo students are especially advanced in Magizoology.
- The name of this school is derived from the Portuguese words "castelo", meaning "castle", and "bruxo", meaning "wizarding", thus literally translating as "wizarding castle".
- The pronunciation of Castelobruxo is /kas.ˈtɛ.lu ˈbɾuʃʊ/ or, as rendered on Pottermore, "Cass - tell - o - broo - shoo". This conforms to the original Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation.
Behind the scenes
- While Castelobruxo's Pottermore entry implies that the institution is just as old as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the Portuguese colonisation of Brazil only started in the 16th century. This suggests that the school may have been founded by indigenous peoples some five hundred years before colonisation, when the country was a vast region populated by thousands of tribes of different ethnicities. The Portuguese name might, therefore, be a byproduct of the Marquis of Pombal's 1758 ban of Brazilian indigenous languages.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mentioned only)
- Pottermore (First identified as Castelobruxo)
- Wizarding World
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
|The Eleven Schools|
|Beauxbatons · Castelobruxo · Durmstrang · Hogwarts · Ilvermorny · Koldovstoretz · Mahoutokoro · Uagadou|
|Academy of Broom Flying · Charm School · Euro-Glyph School of Extraordinary Languages · Merge School of Under-Water Spellage · Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts|