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Porto, Portugal

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Oporto // Change Perspective

Sbrintz

Porto (Oporto) is Portugal's second city after the capital Lisbon.  It's the most important city in the country's norte region.  It is the city after which port wine is named, and it remains the most important source for that libation.  The city dates to the Antiquity.  Culturally it is at least as significant as Lisbon if not more so, and the entire core city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  In this stunning video, Sprintz gives us a bird's eye view at this city which is located in an estuary of the Douro River.

St. Petersburg, Russia

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St. Petersburg - The City of White Nights

Timelab.pro

Top contributor Timelab.pro's won a second annual Drone Video Award for this masterpiece of a drone video from St. Petersburg, Russia.  The video was shot during the long summer nights when the sun barely sets on this city created on the order of Peter the Great over three centuries ago.  Watch it to see some amazing aerial views of many of the city's top sights, including the St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Stock Exchange, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Port of St. Petersburg, the Kazan Cathedral, and more.  

Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona in 4K

iDrone Aerials

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of the Catalonia region in the country's northeastern corner.  Situated on the Mediterranean Sea, it is one of the wealthiest and cosmopolitan cities in Europe.  Top contributor iDrone Aerials used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create an amazing aerial portrait of this great city, which was founded by the Romans in the first century BC and hosted the Summer Olympics at the end of the 20th century.     

Milan, Italy

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An Homage to Milan, Italy - Cinematic 2017/18 Drone Showreel

electriclife

Milan is the largest city in northern Italy and the second largest overall after Rome.  Milan is the capital of Lombardy,  the region which is home to about one in six Italians and consistently has been the dynamo of the Italian economy (and one of the most important in the EU).  While Rome is Italy's political and cultural capital, Milan is the country's business and financial capital.  Electriclife treats us to this stunning aerial overview of Milano, including footage of La Scala di Milano, the Unicredit Tower, Citylife Milano, and more.

Hamburg, Germany

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The Very Best of Hamburg from Above

New Entertainment Pictures

The port city of Hamburg in northern Germany is one of the keys to the country's export-oriented economy.  The city is home to the largest German Seaport and the second largest in the entire European Union.  Lying on a river about 110 km (around 70 mi) upstream from the North Sea, the city is the core of a metropolitan area of about 5 million, the second largest in Germany after Berlin.  New Entertainment Pictures created this magnificent drone video of the great city on the River Elbe.

Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Beautiful Abu Dhabi 4K Drone Footage

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The United Arab Emirates is comprised of seven semi-independent emirates, the largest and best known of which is Dubai.  The second largest is Abu Dhabi, which sits to the west of Dubai on the Persian Gulf.  Contributor Humzz used a drone to create this stunning aerial tour of the UAE's "second city", which has experienced less explosive growth compared to Dubai, yet which still boasts an impressive array of its own skyscrapers.   

Los Angeles, USA

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Fly With Me - DTLA Film Festival Entry

Matt Dutcher

For a two minute aerial tour of downtown Los Angeles, it's hard to beat this video by contributor and drone pilot Matt Dutcher.   He combined some phenomenal drone footage with some extremely impressive timelapse and other editing techniques to make this amazing drone video of America's second largest city.  This instant classic was selected by the AirVuz editorial staff as a Drone Video of the Week Nominee in August of 2018 and also a Drone Video of the Month Staff Pick in the same month. 

George Town, Malaysia

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George Town, Penang Island Malaysia

dronedoodle

The Malaysian state of Penang, which lies in the northwest part of Peninsular Malaysia (the portion of the country situated on the Malay Peninsula), is comprised of Penang Island as well as a portion which sits on the Malay Peninsula itself.  Penang Island is home to the great city of George Town, Malaysia's second largest, which was one of the first British settlements in Southeast Asia.  Contributor Dronedoodle uses a drone to give us an epic tour of Penang Island and its port city.  

Medellin, Colombia

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Stormchasing in Medellin, Colombia

Unraveled Studios

Medellin is the second largest city in Colombia (after the capital city, Bogota), and the capital of the Antioquia region which occupies a northern section of the country.  Like most South American cities, Medellin was founded in the 16th century by Spanish conquerors.  It sits atop numerous lists of the best cities in South America.  In this video, contributor Unraveled Studios was able to fly a drone over Medellin during the approach of a major thunderstorm over the surrounding mountains. 

Cordoba, Argentina

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Mornings in Cordoba Argentina

JustinPoore

Codoba is the second most populous country in Argentina, and the capital of the province bearing the same name.  It sits in the interior of the country, northwest of the capital city Buenos Aires, in the foothills of the Sierra Chica Mountains.  In this video, top contribor Justin Poore uses a drone to give us a bird's eye view of this amazing city, which was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century and is a major cultural center for all of South America.  

Krakow, Poland

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Krakow in 4K

iDrone Aerials

Krakow is Poland's "second city" after Warsaw.  It's situated in southern Poland, at the base of the Carpathian Mountains.  Having survived World War II with less physical damage than Warsaw, it is arguably the most important cultural and historical city in the country.  AirVuz star contributor iDrone Aerials used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to take us on an incredible aerial tour of this ancient city.  The Old Town of Krakow, shown in the video, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.  

Montreal, Canada

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Montréal

dizifilms

Montreal is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second largest city in Canada.  It stands in stark contrast to its larger, flashier neighbor Toronto.  What Montreal lacks in skyscrapers though it makes up for in culture, with a unique blend of French and English heritage.  Contributor Dizfilms created this epic drone video of the great city on the St. Lawrence River, which is also known for being the second largest French-speaking city after Paris.

Cape Town, South Africa

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The City of Cape Town

LukeMaximoBell

Airuz contributor Luke Maximo Bell is one of the top drone pilots and aerial videographers in South Africa.  In this film, which was chosen as a finalist for the Drone Video of the Week contest in April, 2018, he has put together some of his very best aerial footage of Cape Town, the great city on the cape that separates the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.  The video, which features footage from the city as well as the surrounding mountains, advances the common claim that this city on the southern tip of Africa is the world's most beautiful city.  

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Cidade de Deus-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PaulVlad

For a two and a half minute aerial tour of the great Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, it's tough to beat this drone video by top contributor PaulVlad.  His video brings some of the epic views for which the city is famous, such as the impressive skyline and Copacabana Beach, the Christ the Redeemer statue, and more.  Some of the best footage in the video is aerial footage of a hang glider working its way down the steep hills which surround Brazil's second largest city.  

Cebu City, Philippines

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Cebu City, the Philippines

Marc Piramide

In this video, contributor and drone pilot Marc Piramide takes us on an aerial tour of the second largest city in the Philippines.  Cebu City, on the island of Cebu, is the center of a metropolitan area of about 3 million as of 2018, making it the second largest urban area in the Philippines.  It is the dominant city of the Visayan Islands, as the central part of the country known.  Known as the oldest city in the Philippines, the port of Cebu City is one of the country's most important, particularly for domestic trade. 

Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne Aerial View: 2018

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Here's a spectacular aerial tour of Melbourne, the capital of Australia's state of Victoria and the country's second largest city.  It includes epic shots of the skyline of the city, which is home to five of the seven tallest buildings in Australia as of year-end 2018.  The list is led by Eureka Tower, a 91 floor residential structure that reaches a height of just under 300 meters (975 ft.).  Other notable Melbourne skyscrapers include Aurora Melbourne Central, 120 Collins Street, 101 Collins, and Prima Pearl.  

Lyon, France

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Lyon from the Sky

lyon Drone Service

In this video, contributor Lyon Drone Services gives us a fantastic aerial look at the French city of Lyon.  While the city proper is the third largest in the country, counting the metropolitan population it's effectively the country's second city after Paris. A very old city, Lyon is the capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, which covers much of east-central France.  Built on the site of an ancient Roman refugee settlement, the city is home to many of France's high tech companies.  

Gori, Georgia

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Gori, Georgia

George Isakadze

Gori is Georgia's second largest city after its capital Tbilisi.  It sits near the center of the country, in the Shida Kartli.  Lying at the confluence of two rivers as well as on the main highway across the country, it is a strategically important city in a strategically important country.  Contributor George Isakadze used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create a spectacular aerial view of this Georgian city in the Caucasus, the birthplace of the Soviet Union's dictator Joseph Stalin.

Thessaloniki, Greece

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Thessaloniki, Greece by Drone

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If you want a great look at Greece's second city, check out this video of Thessaloniki by SioU. The capital of the Macedonia province, it's the largest city in northern Greece, and the second largest overall after Athens. The largest seaport on the Aegean Sea, it has a rich history, notably as the birthplace of Alexander the Great and as the second largest city in the Byzantine Empire after Constantinople (now Istanbul).  Today, it is often  considered the cultural capital of Greece.  

Košice, Slovakia

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Košice, Slovakia from Above: DJI Mavic Pro

DRONE PILOT SVK

Košice is the second largest city in Slovakia, and the largest in its eastern region.  In terms of cultural importance, it is on a part with Bratislava, the country's capital, which lies at the opposite (western) end of of the country.  Kosice is situated on the Hornad River, which runs through into neighboring Hungary.  Contributor Drone Pilot SVK used a DJI Mavic Drone to aerially film this well preserved medieval city, which currently has a population of about 250,000.

Mandalay, Myanmar

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Mandalay

Kangyimg

Myanmar's second largest city after Yangon is Mandalay, which lies near the geographic center of the country.  Mandalay is a relatively young city, founded in the 19th century by the king of Burma (as Myanmar was once known).  Mandalay lost its status as a capital when Great Britain annexed the Burmese kingdom a few decades after the city was built.  This video will give you an aerial perspective of this stunningly beautiful city in the heart of the Burmese jungle.  

Guadalajara, Mexico

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Tilt Shift Guadalajara Surroundings

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Check out this amazing "tilt shift" drone video of the great Mexican city of Guadalajara.  Capital of the state of Jalisco in Central Mexico, Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city after Mexico City and one of its greatest cultural centers.  It's the center of a metropolitan area of over 5 million, also the country's second largest.  The city was founded by the Spanish conquistadore Cristóbal de Oñate in 1532 but moved several times before coming to its current location about a decade later.  

Kaunas, Lithuania

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Above Kaunas City

ThePaulenzo

Kaunas is the second largest city in the Baltic Republic of Lithuania, after Vilnius.  Like Vilnius, it sits not on the Baltic Sea but in the interior of the country.   Kaunas was actually the capital of the country during the interwar period, when Vilnius was considered to be part of Poland.  Contributor ThePaulenzo used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create an impressive aerial view of this well preserved medieval city at night.  Considered the country's cultural capital, Kaunas has a population of about 300,000.

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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"Dronie" in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

nikolaganchev

Plovdiv is Bulgaria's second largest city, after the capital Sofia.  It lies near the geographic center of the Southeast  European country.   It is an ancient area, with evidence of human habitation going back to the 6th century BCE.  Given its storied history, it is the home to many of Bulgaria's most important cultural events.  Contributor Nikolaganchev treats us to a dronie from one of the hills above Plovdiv, a city which was once known as the City of Seven Hills and which has been settled for thousands of years.

Astana, Kazakhstan

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A Portrait of Astana, Capital of Kazakhstan

baikenxx

Astana is the capital and second largest city of Kazakhstan, the Central Asian republic.  Since the capital was moved from Almaty in the late 1990's, Astana has been more or less completely remade with new construction.  Contributor Dronex.pro created this amazing drone video of the gleaming city.  At the :30 mark is a climb sequence in which you'll see the top of the 2012 vintage, 64 story Emerald Towers I building: at 240 meters (about 780 ft.), the tallest building in Central Asia.  

Gothenburg, Denmark

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A Short Film of the Port of Gothenburg by Droneflix

Droneflix Productions

Gothenberg is the second largest city in Sweden after Stockholm.  A port city, it faces the northern tip of Denmark, beyond which lies the North Sea.  It hosts many festivals, including the annual Gothenberg Film Festival, the largest such event in Scandinavia.  Droneflix used a Phantom 4 Pro drone to create this mesmerizing portrait of the city from an aerial perspective.  Most of the footage is of the city's port, Sweden's primary port for trans-Atlantic trade and its largest by gross tonnage.

Split, Croatia

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Split Croatia

Barrycocks

Contributor Barrycocks skillfully blended drone and ground camera footage to create this beautiful video of Split, Croatia.  Situated on the country's Dalmatian Coast on the Adriatic Sea, Split is the country' second largest city after the capital, Zadar.  It is perhaps best known as the home of Diocletian's Palace, a landmark built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century AD.  About half of Split's Old Town is covered by the grounds of the palace.  

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