After a decade of waiting, Opatija got a facility without which tourist progress cannot be imagined. The Gervais Cultural and Tourist Center was opened, a multifunctional complex intended for all generations and cultural tastes, and the entire investment amounted to HRK 41,5 million. Construction of the center where ‘culture and congresses meet under Učkun’ began in September 2015, on the site of a former Opatija cinema that was demolished to create space for a new building. On the ground floor of the center is a large foyer and a small hall that can accommodate about 300 visitors. On the first floor is the Great Hall with 493 built-in seats intended for more demanding theater and concert productions, cinema screenings and congress events. In the basement there is a club space with a separate entrance that can accommodate about 1000 visitors.With the new Gervais polyvalent center and the Summer Stage, which is often called the ‘pearl of the Mediterranean’ due to its unique architectural identity, symbiosis of greenery and stone and its position on the ‘green peninsula’ of Angiolina Park, we can finally say that culture in Opatija lives on.KC Geravis is an extremely important new space and added value for Opatija for both the cultural and the congress segment.