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General information about Peștișu Mic

Pădureni Land > Peștișu Mic
Location: 45°47'54.77"N,  22°52'58.21"E
Peștişu Mic commune is located in the center of the county, it is composed of 9 villages: Peștişu Mic, Almașu Mic, Ciuplaz, Cutin, Dumbravă, Josani, Manerău, Nandru, Valea Nandrului. Deva municipality, the county residence, is 15.5 km away, and to Hunedoara municipality approx. 3 km, by road. It has no direct access to the railway.
As some villages are relatively clustered, the relations between all are very poor: Ciuplaz, Cutin and Dumbrava are relatively clustered, with no links to the others, being more accessible from DC 115 towards Cerbal than from the roads of Pestişu Mic.
Peştişu Mic, Josani, Nandru and Valea Nandrului, all set on the same valley (of Roate village, which then becomes Petac's village) is on DC 120.
On the territory of the commune of Pestişu Mic, some traces of ancient settlements have been discovered, with areas (like Nandru) to be protected from the archaeological point of view: The Peștera Curată și Peștera Spurcată, where were discovered tools from the silex and quartz, attributed to the upper Palaeolithic culture and living quarters of the first stone age.

The second period of the stone is represented by discoveries of objects, especially ceramics belonging to Cris and Coțofeni culture.

At the border "under the hillside" of Almaşul Mic, on the place called "Râpa" are known Roman traces, and beyond the stream there are traces of the primitive commune.
Local Gastronomy:
Pădureni pies; traditional cakes: porone cu ruzi, weighed, three times drizzled, grown in the tray, sour cherry, straw; plum dumplings; Pancove (donuts); (Sarmale), leves / locse (cut soup)

Local Products:
Meat: sausage, burgers, drumstick, summer salami
Milk: sweets, cheese, cream, yoghurt
Boilers for the production of bran in households of local people
Honey: polyphlora, acacia, lime, hand, fruit trees

A peculiarity of the commune is that here we encounter the highest density of beekeepers all over the country. In many of the courts, especially in Josani, in addition to traditional subsistence farming and animal husbandry, from birds to horns, depending on the possibilities of everyone, we find a lot of hives. It is also important that all bee breeders in the commune of Pestişu Mic are beekeepers with regular documents, being members of the associations in the county and in the country. And, perhaps the most important thing, the honey produced in the hives here is of superior quality because of the unpolluted environment and does not contain any added ingredients.
Sfântul Nectarie Hermitage
The major attraction point of Pesteşu Mic village has become, in recent years, the Hermitage of Saint Nectarios. The Monastic Settlement is located on the Valea Roatei, in the village of Nandru, and Saint Nectarios is considered the protector of the cancer patients.
A part of the relics of the saint, considered protector of the cancer patients, came to the hermitage of Pestişu Mic. In Romania, such relics can be found only in three places, at the Patriarchate and at two monasteries in Bucharest and Brașov.
From the beginning of the work at the hermitage, on February 1, 2013, visitors started to come.

In the beginning fewer, but with the news that there are relics of the patron saint of cancer patients, the number of believers who come here has increased considerably.

Hundreds of people, not just the Hunedorens, come here every Sunday and on holidays. There are two sermons a day, the Holy Mass, at 8.00 am, and the evening at 17.00.
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