Malo peshtene is a village in the municipality of Vratsa, Vratsa District.
It is 25 km north of Vratsa, 33 km southwest of the town of Byala Slatina, 5 km northeast of the village of Banitsa and about 130 km in the same direction from the capital Sofia.
It is situated at an altitude of 230 meters on the riverside of Skat. The climate is characterized by warm summers and cold winters.
The population is about 60 people. Malo peshtene is the smallest village in the municipality.
There are built electricity and water supply systems. There is a post office, chapel, general store, tavern and bioferm. The nearest school is in the village of Banitsa and kindergartens and hospitals operate in Vratsa.
Malo Peshtene guests can visit the chapel " Archangel Michael "in the center. Besides it, the area can still be seen:
Village Banitsa, which is known for its healing mineral waters gush in the center. Here are the church "St. Nicholas", built in the 16th century and is one of the most beautiful in the region. In the land of the village stands the historic Mount Milin Kamak, which became the first of Botev battle with the Turks on Bulgarian soil.
In the village Ohoden / 10 km / in 2004 during excavations archaeologists discovered a unique skeleton of a woman, which dates back 8,100 years. This is the oldest skeleton in Europe, which belonged to the first farmers in Europe. Today, the exhibit can be seen in the Vratsa History Museum, together with ritually outer skeleton buried man, who is also the age of about 8000 years.
In 2010 he was discovered and the oldest temple of the Sun, which is around the age of eight thousand, or about 3,000 years older than Stonehenge.