One of the most distinguished and unusual buildings in Tbilisi is the former Number 3 Women’s Gymnasium- a 19th century Neo Gothic building is really one of the architectural jewels of Tbilisi. The building is often referred to as ‘little Hogwarts’ for its bizarre architecture and design. It is one of the oldest school buildings in Tbilisi, which was built by architect Alexander Ozerov in 1893 for the women’s gymnasium. Notable to say that the project belonged to Azarov, though financially was supported by an entrepreneur Ananov. The gymnasium was constructed in the Gothic Revival style. The gymnasium was with the chapel which continued the tradition of the Lutheran Church. The chapel was on the second floor and its door with crosses on it is still maintained. The windows still have small colourful glasses.During Soviet Times the wall paintings were lost, yet the wooden balconies have survived to the present day. Over the years the building had different functions and names. It served as an infirmary during the First and second World Wars, once there was a Law school. At present the Authorized School No. 6 is located here. The building amazes passers –by with its unique design and mystical atmosphere, especially at night, when the tall, golden Gothic windows are illuminated in golden light.
By Tika Bujiashvili