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The Coat of Arms of the House of Borja

Pedro de la Roca de Borja was a Spanish noble and the colonial governor of Santiago de Cuba from 1637 to 1643. He was a member of the prestigious House of Borja family.[citation needed]

In 1637, Pedro de la Roca de Borja took over the Spanish governorship of Santiago de Cuba from Juan de Amezqueta Quijano. He was succeeded as the city's governor by Bartolomé de Osuna in December of 1643.[1]


view of the castle

The Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca overlooking the entry to the Bay of Santiago and serving as a defense against raiding pirates and colonial competitors was named in Borja's honor.


  1. Isabelo Macías Domínguez: Cuba en la primera mitad del siglo XVII, pg. 239.

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