Korbielów

Korbielów is a Polish village located in the śląskie region. Between 1975 and 1998 it was part of the Bielskie region.

Korbielów is located in Beskid Żywiecki, at the slopes of Pilsko, 19 kilometers to the south-east from Żywiec, in the close neighborhood of the land of Orawa.

This is a small, tourist town located in the south of Poland. At its area there is a church and a parish under the calling of Our Lady the Queen of Angels, which is supervised by the Dominican Order. In this church, the Virgin Mary is worshiped as th Mother of God, Lady of Korbielów.

Between 1945 and 1991, the village was the location for the watchtower of the Border Protection Army, which was taken over the Border Guard on May 16th 1991. It was functioning in this form until January 2nd 2003.

Between 1995 and 2007 at the Glinne pass in Korbielów, a walking border crossing and road border crossing to Slovakia was functioning, but it was shut down affter Poland entered the Schengen Deal.

Some of the monuments in Korbielów include the Wołos settlement, established in the 15th century, a wooden chapel from the seconde half of the 19th century and a wooden house from the mid-19th century.

In Korbielów there is one of the largest skiing resorts in Poland. At the slopes of Pilsko in the
1980s the Pilsko Ski Resort was built, and right next to it, a significantly smaller resort called Kolej Baba with one chairlift. The Pilsko Ski Resort can offer a complex of T-bar lifts, leading all the ay to the top of the mountain, which makes it the second highest located ski resort after Kasprowy Wierch.

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