The Best Episodes of The Mysterious Cities of Gold

End of the City of Gold

#1 - End of the City of Gold 8.51

Season 1 - Episode 39

The Olmecs place the Sun Power Unit at the bottom of their sunlight collecting crystal and activate it. However, the unit does not behave as expected and the Sun Power Unit begins to overheat. The High Priest of the Cities of Gold, who turns out to be Esteban's father, tries to shut it down using Tao's jar which is actually a control unit. But he could be too late.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
The Great Condor

#2 - The Great Condor 8.43

Season 1 - Episode 17

The setting sunlight leads Esteban and his friends to the statue of the earth goddess, Pachamama. The legend goes that when Pachamama takes the sun in her arms, the Gates to the Cities of Gold will open. Estaban and Zia place their medallions in the statue and the mountain opens up to reveal the first City of Gold. Inside they discover a great bird, made of solid gold.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
The Jade Mask

#3 - The Jade Mask 8.39

Season 1 - Episode 23

In the jungle, Esteban and his friends discover some ruins, deserted temples and pyramids. In one of the temples, Pedro and Sancho try to remove a jade mask from the wall when the mask begins to glow. Suddenly the stone beams shoot out of the walls, ceiling and floor and trip them up.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
The Reunion

#4 - The Reunion 8.29

Season 1 - Episode 33

In the Indian Village of the New Sun, Zia at last finds her father, Papacamayo. But her happiness is short-lived, when he dies from his wounds, after defending the village against an attack by the Olmecs. All the Mayan tribes unite to fight against the Olmecs.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
The Nasca Plateau

#5 - The Nasca Plateau 8.22

Season 1 - Episode 19

The great Golden Condor, carrying Esteban and his friends away from Pachamama and the erupting volcano, lands in the desert at Nazca. But when Pizarro and his soldiers arrive, Esteban makes sure everyone escapes.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
Attack of the Olmecs

#6 - Attack of the Olmecs 8.20

Season 1 - Episode 32

With the help of Gomez and Gaspard, Esteban and his friends succeed in getting the Golden Condor to fly. But the Olmecs find the Indian Village of the New Sun, and mount a fierce attack. With the help of the Golden Condor, they are defeated. But Zia's father, Papacamayo, has been seriously wounded.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
The Mirror of the Moon

#7 - The Mirror of the Moon 8.19

Season 1 - Episode 22

Esteban and his friends on board the Golden Condor have to make a forced landing in the jungle, where they're captured by Amazon warriors who want to sacrifice them to their Rain God. After some difficulties, they manage to escape from this dangerous situation. And in the end, the Queen of the Amazons allows them to leave for the land of the Mayas.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
The Subterranean Secret

#8 - The Subterranean Secret 8.17

Season 1 - Episode 15

Gomez and his soldiers attack the Fort of the Black Eagle to try to recapture the cannon Mendoza had stolen. Mendoza uses the cannon to fight back, but cannot stop the Spanish army who storm the fort and drive the Incas out. Esteban, Tao and Zia run away towards the High Peak, following secret underground passages constructed by the Incas.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
Maiden Flight of the Condor

#9 - Maiden Flight of the Condor 8.17

Season 1 - Episode 18

Inside the first City of Gold, Esteban finds a great Golden Condor. When the volcano on which the Cities are built begins to erupt, the Cities are destroyed. Sheltering inside the body of the Condor, they try to make its mechanism work, using the Medallion of the Sun. Suddenly, the giant bird spreads its wings and takes flight.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
The Manuscript

#10 - The Manuscript 8.16

Season 1 - Episode 24

After solving the secret of the green jade mask, Esteban and his friends find a manuscript which seems to hold the key to the whereabouts of the Cities of Gold. But almost immediately, they are captured by Doctor Fernando Laguerra and his friend, Marinche, who are also searching for the Cities of Gold. However, Kokapetl manages to rescue them all.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
The Ship Solaris

#11 - The Ship Solaris 8.14

Season 1 - Episode 6

On a small island among the Galapagos, Esteban and Zia find a young boy living all alone: Tao. His ancestors left a magnificent ship, the Solaris, which contains their ancient secret knowledge, hidden in a temple on the island. Esteban and Zia want to use the ship to reach the mainland.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
The Forest of Statues

#12 - The Forest of Statues 8.12

Season 1 - Episode 28

After much travelling and many adventures, Esteban and his friends finally discover the third temple built deep inside an enormous cave. A golden statue is holding a third manuscript which mentions a mountain known as "The Burning Shield".

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
The Spaniards' Cannon

#13 - The Spaniards' Cannon 8.05

Season 1 - Episode 20

The Golden Condor carries Esteban and his companions to the High Peak, where they encounter the Spanish forces, armed with their cannon. With the help of the Golden Condor, they stop Gomez and Gaspard. And when they had saved their friends, they leave the High Peak, in search of the land of the Mayas.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
The Lake of Gold

#14 - The Lake of Gold 8.01

Season 1 - Episode 25

Esteban and his friends are captured by Indians who wanted to sacrifice them to purify their sacred lake of gold. Marinche and Doctor Laguerra try to poison the lake so they could get at all the treasure on the bottom. Mendoza foils their plan by breaking through the dam, flooding the village and allowing the children to escape.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
Revolt of the Mayas

#15 - Revolt of the Mayas 8.01

Season 1 - Episode 34

The Mayan people arm themselves and attack the Olmecs, who have been tyrannising them for years. A fierce battle takes place near the entrance to the Olmec base. From the Golden Condor, Esteban and the other children bombard the Olmecs with stones, turning the tide of the battle in favour of the Mayas.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
Aerial Pursuit

#16 - Aerial Pursuit 8.01

Season 1 - Episode 36

Esteban flies the Golden Condor against the terrible Olmec war machine, to try to rescue Zia. Tao and Esteban manage to leap onto the machine in mid-air, and Zia is saved. But Tao is left behind, a prisoner.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
Secret of the Solaris

#17 - Secret of the Solaris 8.00

Season 1 - Episode 7

Gomez' Spanish galleon overtakes and attacks the Solaris, the sun-powered ship on which the children are travelling. They manage to outrun the Spanish ship when Tao discovers a wonderful secret solar power boost, just in time. At last, they reach the new continent.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
The Escape

#18 - The Escape 8.00

Season 1 - Episode 30

Using their advanced technology, the Olmecs are able to collect energy from the heat of the sun, and from deep inside the Earth. They capture Esteban, Tao and Zia, intent on transplanting their cells to regenerate their elders, so they can become young again. With Mendoza's help, the children manage to escape.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
Mystery of the Parents

#19 - Mystery of the Parents 8.00

Season 1 - Episode 13

When Esteban arrives at the place called the High Peak, he meets an old man, Mayuka, who seems to know something about his parents.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
The Swamps

#20 - The Swamps 7.94

Season 1 - Episode 26

The Serpent God of the Mayas was said to have crossed the mountains to build a new city in the east, among the swamps of the Rain God. Setting out to find this second city, Esteban and his friends are tricked by Marinche, and find themselves fighting the alligators in the marshes. After a savage battle, they escape to the other side of the swamp.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
The Urubus

#21 - The Urubus 7.92

Season 1 - Episode 16

Searching for the Cities of Gold, Esteban and his friends cross a high plateau up in the Andes. Near Lake Titicaca, they are attacked by the Urubus, a tribe of giants. Tao invents a submarine, and they capture Karuga, chief of the tribe, and hold him prisoner. Karuga tells them that there's a City of Gold on a mountain, guarded by the earth goddess, Pachamama.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
Secret of the Medallions

#22 - Secret of the Medallions 7.90

Season 1 - Episode 12

The Spanish army follow Esteban and his friends to the Fort of the Black Eagle. Under cover of darkness, the Spaniards attack the fort, but Tao devises a rocket flare that repels the attackers, saving the fort. The three children leave the fort and at last reach the City of the High Peak, whose chief, Kraka, tells them that the medallions Esteban and Zia wear can open the doors of Sela, one of the Cities of Gold.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
The Village of the New Sun

#23 - The Village of the New Sun 7.87

Season 1 - Episode 31

Esteban and his friends are guests at the Village of the New Sun. But the Olmecs have found the Golden Condor, and prepare to attack the village, with the help of the Doctor and Marinche, who mean to steal the great golden bird for themselves. Meanwhile, Myena discovers that Papacamayo, the old chief, is really Zia's father.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
The End of the Solaris

#24 - The End of the Solaris 7.87

Season 1 - Episode 9

Esteban and his companions escape from Pizarro, but their fabulous ship, the Solaris, is taken by Gaspard and Gomez. They offer to exchange the ship for Zia, and her secret. Trying to save Zia, and the friendly Inca people in the village, Tao blows up Gomez's ship, but sadly the Solaris is also destroyed.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès
Messengers of the Region

#25 - Messengers of the Region 7.86

Season 1 - Episode 11

Gomez captures the children and forces Zia to reveal the secret of the Golden Quipu. It is an Inca message which reveals that the Cities of Gold lie beyond the High Mountain Peak. In the night, Esteban and the children escape. They find a secret underground passage and set off for the High Peak.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès