An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

Ukrainian people call this place “Hogwarts” – they think this architectural creation reminds them of the well-known school of Harry Potter, and what’s interesting is that this place is a school, too. A university in the city of Chernovtsy in Ukraine. It was built in the late 19th century and was initially a residence and a school for the local church authority. Armahema, the photographer, went there and took the photos in detail, and has a story to tell that you can read inside.

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

The main gate to “Hogwarts”. The architecture of this place was highly valued not only by locals but even UNICEF included it in its list of protected sites. It consists of three parts and we going to see them all.

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

There is a church on the left and a main study U-shaped block ahead.

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

During the Soviet epoch, no church studies were allowed here so it was just regular secular school (as the Soviet state was atheistic and secular).

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

Besides its nice architecture on the outside, the insides are even more cool.

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

The Austrian artist was hand painting all the ceilings in the church. It has also special sound reflecting properties so people come here to enjoy the special singing sound.An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

And this is the main building. Now there are a few faculties there – geographical, philosophical and foreign languages.An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

Looks like the real Hogwarts, doesn’t it?

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

In this “Red” auditorium, the walls are covered with precise Chinese silk parchments.An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

An Ukrainian Hogwarts

Many thanks to Armahema for his photos and for making this possible for us to see. What do you think – is it somehow alike to the school you attended or is it completely different?

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