Figueres-Girona-Barcelona New Fast Train

15,70€  now takes you to the centre of Barcelona in 37 minutes by the new Ave fast train. It's 14 minutes to Figueres and 3 and a half hours to Madrid. Great from the apartment which is a 2 minute walk to the station. However it is interesting to muse on the fact that a garden snail could apparently have walked the distance from Orange in France to Madrid in the same time it took to build the whole track, started in 1992! We should take advantage of a system which has involved such a huge effort!