The Church of the Dominican order in Poznań was very grand in its design given the structural limitations of the time. The Dominicans wanted to underscore their status as well as accommodate a large congregation. The Church is one of the key examples in Poland of early gothic architecture. The remarkable artistry of its builders can be seen in its marvellously carved portal, which is now more than 780 years old. The appearance of the Church today is the result of reconstructions in the 18th and early 19th century. The building currently houses a Jesuit church and monastery.