From the balcony of an old building on Eroilor Boulevard, an elderly lady looks on at the pedestrian bustle. Perhaps long ago, in her youth, she watched Eroilor Boulevard from the same window, back from the 1960s when it was called Petru Groza Street. It was baptized in several ways over time: Molotov Street during the communist period, Regina Maria Street during the interbellum period, or Ferenc Deak Lane in the nineteenth century until 1919.
The transit area for many Clujeans every morning on their way to work, Eroilor Boulevard is a good place for a tasty lunch at its restaurants. Also, Eroilor Boulevard has a rich offering for lovers of nightlife. If you were to do an x-ray of nightlife in downtown Cluj, much of it could be found in bars and clubs hunkering in old buildings or cellars on Eroilor Boulevard.
But fun is not the only attraction. Eroilor Boulevard is a very interesting area for Clujeans to rediscover the historic beauty and for tourists who choose to walk on one of the most airy boulevards in Cluj. The Capitoline Wolf Statue is located halfway down the boulevard in front of the “Transfiguration” Greek Catholic Cathedral. The statue was a gift made by the Italian State to Romania in 1918, recalling the Latin origin of the Romanian people. The Memorandum Monument, located at the entrance on Boulevard from Union Square was inaugurated in 1994 and is engraved with a quotation from Ion Ratiu which reminds us of the most important national movement before the Great Unification, the emancipation of Romanians in Transylvania: “The existence of a people is not discussed, but affirmed!”
Although it is not even on the official list of tourist attractions, we recommend you peek into the architecture of passages to the courtyards. You will be surprised by the oasis that you will find in “the buildings’ heart”, a step away from the bustle of the street.