Uncastillo, which together with Ejea de los Caballeros, Sádaba, Tauste and Sos del Rey Católico form the five medieval villages which gave the county its name, it hasn’t changed much over the years. So much so, that it seems like the village has been frozen in time.
The stones full of history tell the stories of more than a thousand years, six churches the majority Romanic, a Torre del Homenaje –also Romanic- dominating the farm house converted into a very interesting museum, a haughty ruined gothic palace, winding streets onto which palaces and manor houses with entrances of white painted stone look, a small square, that of Santa María, in which the evening we visited I was witness to, surrounded by fireworks and a noisy recording of the noise of sheep and cows made by their friends, a picturesque wedding of a local shepherd.
According to the last census, Uncastillo has 883 inhabitants; not many, although they appear less, especially when night falls and everybody stays indoors. Then the yellow light of the street lamps, the little dark passageways, the echo of “good evening” of a neighbour returning late, make you think that this place does not exist and what is more it is a fairy tale.