Hill of Crosses, Lithuania The first crosses placed atop this hill near the town of Siauliai were in honor of those who lost their lives during the uprising against Russian troops in 1831 and 1863. The hill of thousands of crosses and crucifixes continued to be a spiritual place for Lithuanian Catholics. Send us your photos of the Hill of Crosses. Once we have enough pictures (it takes about 300) we'll create a Photosynth.