Yes, Spaniards are Europeans. Also, although some Spaniards do have some ancestry from converted Moors (Arabs and Berbers) and Jews, those groups are still Caucasian and light-skinned, just Mediterranean. When Cortes and the Spaniards first encountered the Aztecs in Mexico, the Aztecs were reportedly shocked at how pale the Spaniards were compared to them. Spaniards descend from a mixture of various groups, including the ancient indigenous Iberians, Celts, Romans, Visigoths, Moors, Jews, and others. Most of the Moorish ancestry is concentrated in the southern region of Andalusia.