Interesting question for a Texas gal, huh?!
When Mads and I travel, I always search for those things that are the "biggest ______ in the world" or the "oldest_____ in the world" or the "longest _____ in the world". I am not sure if I seek these things out because I am a Texan and obsessed with the biggest and best or if I am really THAT competitive! Either way my discoveries around the world always end up being things that Mads and I agree were WORTH the visit!
And our trip to Spain was no different!
We visited the BIGGEST (actually "widest in diameter") bullfighting ring in the world in Ronda, Spain. It is a little more than an hour north of Malaga, but SO worth the drive! Not just to see the ring (and the Ronda BULLFIGHTING COLLEGE!), but because the history in this town has been so well-preserved. Neither of us is too keen on the concept of bullfighting, but we did learn at the Ronda Museum that the Spanish people do not consider it a sport--but rather, an ART.
Sidenote: If you do make it to Ronda, one thing you must see is this bridge that connects the "old city" to the new one.... it is an amazing thing to see preserved in the year 2011..