The main assumption of the article is to show the motif of three cities - Jerusalem, Paris and New York - in selected works from different areas of art treating the urban subject matter as the main source of inspiration. The choice of the cities was motivated by many factors, inter alia by historical, and geographical, cultural and linguistic, and by architectural differences. In the sphere of music - the main field of observation - the works by Krzysztof Penderecki (Seven Gates of Jerusalem), George Gershwin (An American in Paris), Steve Reich (City life), and by Wojciech Kilar (September Symphony) were chosen. At the same time these compositions prompt one to look at them from the perspective of their corre spondence with other spheres of art: architecture, painting, literature, and film. Selected works from other fields of art, chiefly from painting, were discussed (inter alia those by Rembrandt van Rijn, Wandalin Strzałecki, Jan Sawka, Olga Boznańska, Ludwik de Laveaux, and by American painters of the late 19th/early 20th century), which make reference to the above compositions in question, first of all because of their multiple contexts. An important goal of the present article is also to show the possibilities of using the presented content in interdisciplinary teaching, in particular in application to education in high school.