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Bayburt is a city located in the Black Sea Region of Turkey.
Bayburt was once an important center on the ancient Silk Road and it was visited by Marco Polo and Turkish excursionist Evliya Celebi. There are remains of its Byzantine castle still exist. There are several interesting mosques, Turkish baths and tombstones in the city as well as the Catalcesme Underground City and the natural wonder Sirakayalar Waterfall.
The history of Bayburt Castle dates back to 2000 BC, although we still don't know who first established it. The castel is being renovated by Turkish Ministry of Culture.