Watch Secret Cities Season 1&2

Art historians Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke delve into the hidden cultural highlights of some of the most fascinating cities around the world. Explore Baku, Barcelona, Beirut, Lisbon, Amsterdam and St Petersburg with this documentary series that combines travel, history and culture.

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Secret Cities on BBC Select

Secret Cities Season 1

While the history and influence of the great cities of the world is often discussed in terms of war, commerce and politics, its cultural enterprises can reveal a great deal. The expansion, tolerance and subversive underbelly of a location bleeds into its art, literature and music. Art historians Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke delve into the hidden cultural highlights of three great cities.

Secret Cities Season 2

Art historians Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke return to take us on three more revealing cultural city breaks. These are the cities that tourists visit in their droves, but by veering off the beaten track, hidden secrets can be revealed. These are tales of power, rivalry, and subversion wrapped up in art and music. How is a city’s unseen character reflected in its cultural enterprises?

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