A small borough along the banks of the Vistula River, Zoliborz (a prime area) is a peaceful, green district, full of trees and parks. In its centre is the lovely Plac Wilsona. Once the site of a royal residence, the hill Marymont is now a built-up residential area. At its foot are parks with ponds and playgrounds. Zoliborz has long been the home of the Polish luminaries, and it has kept a lot of its old-fashioned charm, with no large modern buildings andcommercial areas.