Castelobruxo is the Brazilian wizarding school. Located amid the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, it accepts students from all over South America.[1]


Main article: Castelobruxo Castle

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.[1]


Castelobruxo is implied to be as old as Hogwarts — both are enchanted so they appear as a ruin to Muggles, and it is debated which school first came up with the idea.[1]

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).[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]


Castelobruxo students are especially advanced in Herbology and Magizoology, and the school offers very popular exchange programmes for students from European wizarding schools.[1]

Known students


Main article: Castelobruxo uniform

Students at Castelobruxo wear bright green robes.[1]


  • 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".[1] This conforms to the original Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation.

Behind the scenes



Notes and references

Wizarding Education
Ilvermorny Crest 4
The Eleven Schools Beauxbatons · Castelobruxo · Durmstrang · Hogwarts · Ilvermorny · Koldovstoretz · Mahoutokoro · Uagadou
Specialised schools Academy of Broom Flying · Charm School · Euro-Glyph School of Extraordinary Languages · Merge School of Under-Water Spellage · Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts
Examinations First year exams · Second year exams · Third year exams · Fourth year exams · Ordinary Wizarding Level · Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test
Core classes Astronomy · Charms · Defence Against the Dark Arts · Herbology · History of Magic · Potions · Transfiguration
Elective classes Alchemy · Arithmancy · Care of Magical Creatures · Divination · Muggle Studies · Study of Ancient Runes
Extra-curricular classes Apparition · Advanced Arithmancy Studies · Ancient Studies · Art · Flying · Frog Choir · Ghoul Studies · Hogwarts orchestra · Magical Theory · Muggle Art · Muggle Music · Music · Xylomancy